Mike is a retired police Sergeant from the Chicago metropolitan area. Mike began leatherwork to build holsters that would stand up to the abuse of every day carry. From the first holster, Mike knew leatherwork was what he wanted to do. Soon after, Mike was featured in the leading leather craft publication in the world. Mike has been a contributing author ever since. In addition to creating leather art, Mike also shares the craft with others as an instructor at industry trade shows and in on-line formats.