Mike initially trained as an accountant and then as an intelligence analyst before moving into teaching. He spent seven years teaching at Beechen Cliff school in Bath where he was deputy head of sixth form, deputy head of house and then head of numeracy/associate assistant head.
In 2018 Mike moved to Devon to take on the role as director of maths at Exmouth Community College for three years. His roles at Exeter School have included deputy head of house, head of house (Goff) then Assistant Head (Middle School).
Outside of education Mike spent five years as a special constable for Avon and Somerset Police,is a rugby coach and has led numerous adventure trips both home and abroad.