Mike has been the director of the Circle City Ringers since the ensemble formed in the spring of 2005. Originally from Peru, Indiana, Mike is a 1992 graduate of Indiana State University where he studied music while obtaining a degree in Criminology. Mike is a former Drum Major of the Indiana State University Marching Band. He has served as a staff instructor for many high school and college band camps, and also plays trombone in several swing bands and theater pit bands.
Mike is a licensed funeral director and owns a local mortuary service … No, really!! He also serves as a deputy coroner in Hamilton County and loves spending time with his wife and children.
Mike is recognized for his conviction that “making music should be fun” and enjoys serving as a guest conductor and clinician to other ensembles. What he enjoys most about handbells is the challenge of making multiple ringers sound like one cohesive ensemble and bringing the joy of this unique instrument to people who have not experienced it before!