Mike joined Phoenix Pride as the Executive Director in January of 2018 and has been a prominent Community Leader in the Metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ+ Community for the past 30 years. Since 1992, he has been the Owner and President of popular Scottsdale LGBTQ+ bar/nightclub BS West. His experience includes an extensive background in financial management, staff leadership, community engagement and event production. He has served with Phoenix Pride in the past as the Community Stage Manager, the Pride Pageant Director and a Phoenix Pride Board Director.
In addition, he serves as Board Director and Chief of Staff for USofA Pageantry, and he previously held a three-year term on the Board of Directors of local LGBTQ+ youth support organization one•n•ten.
In Mike’s downtime, you can often find him taking in a show with some of Phoenix’s amazing entertainers or exploring the city with his Pug, Buddy.