Born and raised in Greater Sudbury
Mike was born and raised in Greater Sudbury's New Sudbury area, playing in local minor hockey and baseball leagues. Shortly before entering high school at St. Charles College, Mike grew a keen fondness for two different sports being golf and curling. These sports gave Mike many opportunities to proudly represent Greater Sudbury on the provincial and national stages culminating in competing at the 2001 Canadian Junior Golf Championships and the 2005 and 2009 Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian Men's Curling Championships).
Educated in Greater Sudbury
Mike graduated from St. Charles College in 2001 and received his Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Laurentian University in 2005.
Mike is married to his wife Jody of six years, a high school teacher with the Rainbow District School Board. Together they have two amazing children, four year old son, Malik and two year old daughter, Myla. The family enjoys spending time at camp and area playgrounds and Mike has also taken to coaching Timbit Soccer with the Nickel Centre Soccer Club.
Mike moved to Toronto, working for Ernst & Young LLP for three years following university to pursue his Chartered Accountant's designation which he attained in 2008. Since 2008, Mike has attained his Chartered Professional Accountant's designation as well as become a Licensed Public Accountant and continues to work for the local accounting firm of Edward A Jakubo, Chartered Accountant. A good component of Mike's work as a Chartered Accountant has always and continues to include being an external auditor for different municipalities from Canada's largest City to some of its smallest Townships. This work has given Mike extensive experience in Municipal Finance and Municipal Policy and Procedure which will serve him, the citizens of Ward 7 and of all Greater Sudbury very well.
City Boards and Committees
Finance and Administration Committee - Chair
Hearing Committee - Member
Nickel District Conservation Authority - Member
Greater Sudbury Airport Development Corporation - Member