Mike is a Partner and founding member of Palmares Energy. He is a 2003 graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon being commissioned in the spring of 2003, he reported to flight training in Pensacola, FL. He went on to fly F/A-18F Super Hornets at duty stations including Virginia Beach, VA and San Diego, CA. From 2007-2008, he was deployed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, flying combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2011, Mike embarked on a new adventure, moving back to his hometown to pursue his dream of working as an oil and gas professional.