With more than 25 years of management experience in the tourism , hospitality and real estate development fields, Mike has extensive experience developing new business ideas, expanding and restructuring existing businesses with a strong emphasis on strategic planning, finance, customer service, sales and marketing. In addition to his business acumen, Mike is known for his commitment to giving back to a wide variety of charitable organizations both locally and nationally. Mike started as a volunteer for the David Foster Foundation where he served as a director and the president on the board. During his time as a volunteer, he took the foundation from a provincial charity to a national foundation assisting families throughout Canada. In January 2009, Mike was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mike and his wife Cassandra and their two daughters divide their time between Phoenix, Arizona and Victoria, British Columbia.