Mike joined the Collaborative in May 2019. As the Director of External Relations, Mike leads advocacy and communication initiatives, coordinates capacity building programming for member organizations, and drives outreach and recruitment of new members. Mike began his career in Independent Minor League Baseball, pitching for the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League.
After retiring from baseball, Mike spent several years in Pennsylvania government and politics, serving as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, and holding senior staff roles on Katie McGinty’s campaigns for US Senate and PA Governor. Following the 2016 campaign cycle, he joined Militia Hill Ventures as an associate, leading operations for the firm and spearheading a new nonprofit effort for the local lifescience industry, PhillyBio.
Beyond his work with the Collaborative, Mike is an avid baseball coach and fan, splitting his time between watching the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, and training up the next generation on the fields of Philly. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mike received his B.A. in Government with a concentration in American Politics from Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, he was captain of the varsity baseball team and a social chair for his fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon.