He is an avid sports fanatic, and relishes competition in its myriad forms. Coming from a literary background, he is experienced in researching primary and secondary sources of information in order to deliver on a proffered thesis or his own.
His bread and butter is sports hands down, but literature, pop culture, travel, food, nightlife, dogs, politics, and, most important, humor, are all subjects in his wheelhouse.
Sports, sports, and sports. Comedy is something he reveres, respects, and writes about (he once wrote skits based on MadTV characters that took runner-up in a statewide high school competition). Active living is important, and he is an avid rec-league enthusiast. He also enjoys weekend trips to see friends and family, as well as the occasional game of Trivial Pursuit.
Along with the three fields of study, Mike was awarded a certificate in multicultural studies and diversity awareness by the psychology department for extensive coursework involving the social stratosphere and how a person's background influences their psyche.
As an undergraduate, Mike's degree in English led him to the library countless time. He was always in search of evidence to strengthen his argument, thesis, or point of view on subjects ranging from the ruthless satire of Jonathan Swift to the complexities of sports locker rooms through a sociological lens.
Overall, his studies helped him become a writer with versatility and polish.
This is sort of a catchall category for Mike, as he keeps his tone light in his writing as long as the subject matter permits. Much of his work coinciding directly with this category involves buzzfeed articles and listing outlandish examples within atypical topics. He has written dialogue with comedy as the main objective, including skits that won awards for comedy.
This is where Mike shines. Being a passion of his, sports writing comes naturally, and is where his future undoubtedly lies within content creation and editing. He has the most experience in this category and has achieved success writing for a growing sports media outlet out of the Southwest as a college conference writer. His work in college basketball and football has proven to be amongst the most viewed content on the site, thanks in part to his attention to SEO via wordpress.
Along with work experience spanning 18 months with at&t as a small business and personal consumer account manager, Mike has written in this industry mostly within the realms of mobile and wireless technology, as well as social media. He understands the inner-workings of major telecommunications companies, and the importance of emerging technologies to businesses.
Most of Mike's work is writing articles anywhere from 100-2,000 words on a variety of topics, including mobile devices, sports, humor, and WiFi solutions. Having a background in English, his language comprehension is a valuable asset in understanding the goals of an article, as well as enabling him to easily engage with his target audience.
This category can take on a number of subjects, but for Mike it usually means sports writing about tournament updates and draft projections for college football and basketball players. The ability to write and then come back to something periodically and in stages is second nature to Mike.