A native of New Orleans, his love of film grew out of a love hate of zombie movies as a child. He is an alum of Tulane University where he earned a Communication/Digital Media Production degree with concentration in Film Studies. While at Tulane he formed a creative collective- GumboMonster (#wanderoutloud)-along with like minded artists who were interested in producing their own high quality film, written media, and music.
Since 2008, he is a featured On-Air Personality for WTUL New Orleans 91.5 show "Bassmentality," which is the longest running hip-hop show in NOLA. From 2012 to 2014, Mike taught film production to youth in New Orleans through Young Audiences of America.