Never stop making.
Most days I’m thinking about brand. My brain is constantly looking for the ideas and systems to best market remarkable people and companies. The rest of my time? That’s a toss-up between whiskey, NBA games, and dad jokes.
I am part of a rare breed of Arizona natives (born and raised) who are over the age of 30. To all you transplants complaining about the heat: Arizona is the best. Just wait and see.
From an early age, I was designing systems and graphics – with legos, markers, words, and basic computer graphics programs (you remember MS Paint?). I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop in high school and graphic design became my passion.
After significant stints at several direct marketing and digital marketing agencies, in 2009, I started Resound with two very creative friends – David and Jeff. Our vision: help organizations find their unique identities and communicate them to the world. Since then, we’ve built Resound into a growing team of designers, marketing strategists, and web developers. We’ve helped dozens of companies and nonprofits tell their stories through brand identity, digital marketing, and web development.
We’ve even collected some kudos along the way. In 2017, we won awards for Business Excellence Award (Tempe), Best Content Marekting Agency, Top B2B Companies, Top Branding Agencies, and Top Market Research Firm.
I was just named one of Arizona’s top business leaders under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal. And in 2014, I was named one of Arizona’s top 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the Arizona Republic. Yeah, that was fun.
Random Mike Facts
Favorite breakfast food: Chilaquiles
Favorite logo: Resound, of course.
Favorite beer: Arizona Wilderness Refuge IPA
Meet my life.
This is Adrienne, my smarter half. Ask anyone: she’s the best person you’ll ever meet.
And meet Hudson, Kaia, and Grady – my three kiddos. They are pretty much the coolest. #HudsonRocks #KaiaRocks #GradyRocks
Meet my thoughts.
These are some of the most impactful books I've read as I've built my own business. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to grow their own business, leadership, and marketing skills. I'll keep updating this over time with other books I've found helpful in my own...