Mike grew up in Roslyn, Long island (NY) with a great family (3 older siblings), cats and dreams of either pitching for the Mets or performing trumpet solos at Madison Square Garden. The baseball dream is over but music never dies @ http://jacktoad.com. Recreational time is also spent jogging, biking, playing tennis, sailing a hobie cat, cooking and reading. Otherwise, Mike is very happily married to his 8th grade sweetheart and has 3 sons. Mike also hates the fact that he has not been to Italy.
Professionally, Mike was the first person to promote music on the Internet for the major record labels in the US (pre Web!). Since then, he has worked in all areas of digital marketing with expertise in lead generation (social media, search engine marketing/PPC, paid social media), UX, and search engine optimization (SEO).