District Governor Mike was born and raised in Havre, Montana and has three younger sisters. He graduated from Havre High School in 1972 and has a BS in Business from Sierra Nevada College.
Mike has had a varied work career including jobs in gas and oil exploration, machinist for the BN Railroad and worked in the IT field for the last 25 years in various industries. He retired from paid work in 2019. When not doing Lions activities he enjoys golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, and camping.
Lion Mike is married to Lion Kari Klehm of the Evergreen Lions club. He is a proud stepfather to Kari’s son Zach and currently have two adopted wiener dogs, Frida and Diego.
Mike has been a member of the Kalispell Lions Club since 2005 and has served 2 terms as President and multiple years as Treasurer. He has served Districts 37 and 37N as the Diabetes Chair since 2009 and was District 37N Treasurer 2012-2014. He served as District37N Zone 8 Chair in 2014-2015.
He has completed the Lions University Bachelors and Masters programs. Mike is a Melvin Jones Fellow, and been awarded PID Tom Lehman and PID Gary Tschache Fellowships. He is also a Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation Life member.