- Birth Year: 1962
- Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Occupation: Software engineer/Inspirational Speaker
- Little known fact: Mike was the first ever person to be medically evacuated from a Survivor competition, after he fell into a campfire and was severely burned. Yet he remains a positive, "The glass is always full" kind of guy.
- Chance of winning: Great. As a returning player, Mike knows the ropes from Survivor: Australia Outback. But that was the second season and things have only gotten tougher in a decade of competition. Still, he makes a good argument for his potential to win: "The physical part I’m ultra prepared for. I never stop moving. The survival part won’t be an issue. I grew up in the woods. My crazy family life has prepared me exceptionally for the mental part: I’m surviving seven kids!"