Mike is a family man from Florida, soon to celebrate his 25th anniversary with his beautiful wife, Susan. He has two sons, Michael(24) and Jack(21). The family has been attending Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville for the past 25 years. When not with his family, Mike is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at VisionAid, Inc. as well as a Knight of Colombus. The Knights are a charitable organization of Catholic men dedicated to the support of their community and faith.
Mike first began helping with the HOP as a Sacred Heart Cathedral church member wanting to give support. When asked about his decision to volunteer further, Mike spoke of a community in need and the importance of compassion. “The people I knew in the program were very passionate and it multiplies: passion to passion… We have to take responsibility.”
In the future Mike plans to volunteer in the same capacity as always, “helping where I can.” The Knights Council 5207 plans to help with the News Sentinal Open next year and with a full year to plan they could hopefully do more to strengthen the HOP presence in the fundraiser.
HOP couldn’t run without volunteers like Mike. Thank you!