Mike has a long history of charitable work. It was his 20+ year experience as a certified criminal defense specialist and judge where he discovered the need for a broader solution to the issue of impaired driving. “most of the people who received a DUI did not understand how Drugs or alcohol work in their body and had developed bad habits that kept them in the criminal justice system.”
Mike pioneered the use of objective data from the Ignition Interlock with online education and treatment to create a continuous monitoring and support system. Taking the data and using Axxess Unlimited’s Responsive Intelligent System of Education created a significant reduction in Alcohol and other violations. Mike and his team have had such success with their mission that the “platform of education” is currently a centerpiece of a three-year study with NIH, Niaaa. MR - “I started Steps to Success because the system of continuous education, and support have proven to help people learn to stop trying to start their cars when they are under the influence. No one is ever taught how to drink.
With the influx of Marijuana and new synthetic intoxicants into our communities, there is a void of affordable solutions to bring about awareness, education, and in some circumstance controls. MR- “There isn’t the time to try to study every new drug that comes on to the market for impairment levels, the only solution is to look to the individual for impairment and build systems of education and support around ourselves.”
Mike holds numerous patents. All of which pertain to human behavior and the manner in which data is processed from devices to a centralized system of education awareness and feedback.He is former board certified specialist in criminal law, a former judge, a Member of the State Bar of Arizona and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and has been published within a number of publications & associations.
Books and blogs don’t inspire as well as people do. 10-15 times a year I’m hired to speak somewhere around the country, and for good reason. A passionate, smart and engaging living person sharing ideas is more potent than words alone. I have a fantastic track record as a speaker and I don't break your bank. Plus, considering the content of my talk, some companies can’t afford to not hire me. I provide a combination of inspiration, motivation, education and entertainment all at the same time.