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Mike was born in Rochester, Minnesota and attended from John Marshall High School and Rochester Community College.
Mike joined Greater Rochester Rotary in 2001. He has served the club on every board position with the exception of Secretary/Treasurer and was club president 2010-2011. Currently he is the Tech Team Chairperson for District 5960, STRIVE Co-Chair for the Rochester clubs, Vocational co-chair of Greater Rochester, member of the District 5960 Visioning Training Team, Technical Chair for NCPETS.
Mike and Nancy have been foster parents for over twenty years and have been “foster parents” to 82 children. In 2005 they were awarded the honor of Foster Parents of the Year by Olmsted County. Mike and Nancy have served on the Parents board for the Foster Care Association and have been invited speakers to the International Shaken Baby Conference. Mike has served on his church’s Board of Directors for seven years and is a past Chairperson of that committee.
Currently he is the owner of Becker Appraisals, a real estate appraisal firm since 2005. Has owned another appraisal firm and has been in the same business since 1991. He is an affiliated member of the Appraisal Institute and is a classroom instructor in the field. He currently serves as a board member of the Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS board. Mike is an ongoing student of the profession and has logged over 1,000 hours of education time and credits.
Mike has been married to his lovely wife Nancy for 40 years and has always resided in Rochester. They have five children, Beth, Robin, Marc, Brian and Nykkole. They have nine grandchildren all under the age of seven.