Mike is a third-generation funeral director, following his father and grandfather. He began working in the cemetery at a young age and decided as a teenager to follow his predecessors.
He attended Ogden City Schools, graduating from Ogden High School and attending Weber State University. He graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Science as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1987.
Mike returned to Utah and became President of Leavitt’s Mortuary in 1992.
In 2001, he acquired Perl Funeral Home & Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford, Oregon.
Mike is currently on the Board of Directors for Preferred Funeral Directors International, serving as President for the 2015 – 2016 term. He is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Oregon National Funeral Trust Services and as a member of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce. Mike is an active member of the Ogden community and organizes a number of annual events.