Mike is Director of Operations at the RiseUp Fund, specifically focused on the development of the organization and the empowerment of its' constituents. Originally from Columbia, MD, Mike came to Philly to attend Drexel University, then loved it so much he’s never left. Prior to joining the Houwzer team, he studied entrepreneurship at Drexel, then ran a consulting business serving nonprofit organizations and startups. Outside of work, Mike’s biggest loves are Jesus, his wife, Tiffany, his daughter, Robin, and his dogs, Nibbles & Louis. Also, an avid “collector of hobbies,” Mike is willing to try anything active or interesting, no matter how obscure.