Mike has been in and out of Apple service bays and consultancies since the mid-eighties, broken up by period of eight years in the US Navy. Five of those years were in the engineering department of the USS Hyman G Rickover (SSN 709). He started his public Apple-centric writing career in 2012 at MacNN and Electronista.
After the closure of MacNN in 2016, Mike came to AppleInsider. He currently serves as the day shift's supervising editor.
Mike is a graduate of Navy Nuclear Power School, and holds a degree in physical chemistry, with a minor in materials.