Mike is creative services manager here at WGCU, where we make this show. That pretty much means he’s the station’s graphic designer - although I’m pretty sure he’s got more on his plate than just design. Formerly a newsroom graphics editor for Gannett newspapers in Florida and California, Mike also teaches visual storytelling in Florida Gulf Coast University’s journalism program.
He’s a native of Southern California, is married to Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau Communications Director, Francesca Donlan, and has a son in college and a daughter in her senior year in high school. I’ve got to know Mike a bit around the station and like his laid back vibe (which resonates with mine) and I hear he does quite the robot German accent for the D&D game he’s in with Richard.