Although Mike has never really considered himself an artist, he first started taking art classes in junior high and has been making art on-and-off for a few years now. His favorite mediums are oil paint and watercolor. He likes making art because it’s a chance for new learning experiences, as well as working with people and overcoming challenges. In the past, he has helped in the community by building & painting a church with his mom, and in his free time he participates and helps out with the Olympics. Mike enjoys reading, watching movies, being outdoors, traveling, working out at the gym, hanging out with friends, and watching & playing sports—his favorite sport is baseball.