Mitch grew up in Idyllwild, a small town in the mountains of Southern California. His family owned a small ranch about two miles from where the opening shot of Bonanza was filmed. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA. with an agricultural business degree.
He moved to Minnesota in 1988 and sold landscape products. In 1990 he went to work for a retaining wall manufacturer and worked with engineers, architects and landscape architects on commercial and engineered walls. In 2004 he worked on the largest segmental retaining wall in the state of Minnesota.
Mitch arrived at Innovative Foundation SupportWorks while redoing his own basement in Pine City, MN. Having worked with soils in his dealings with engineers, he was blown away by what he saw at Innovative. He was lucky to be there at the right time and was hired. He is very happy to be working with engineers and architects again pursuing helical piles, helical anchors, push pier and other Innovative projects.
Mitch’s interests include fishing (holds the title of president of The World Fishing league), film making and being 'off the grid' when camping on their land in northern MN.