Kalkaska County Prosecuting Attorney
Mike lives in Kalkaska with his wife and child. Mike is a graduate of the police academy at Northwestern Michigan College and worked for the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office for a short time before deploying to Iraq. While in Iraq, Mike led a team of Marines conducting combat operations in Fallujah. The Marine Corps service gave him the opportunity to attend law school on the GI Bill.
Mike began his law career working for a criminal defense attorney and clerking for a circuit court judge. Mike was hired as an assistant prosecutor in Kalkaska and soon was appointed Chief Assistant Prosecutor. In 2012 Mike won his first election for the office of Kalkaska County Prosecuting Attorney. He is now serving his second term. Mike is also a volunteer firefighter and a professor of criminal law and procedure at the local college. You can often find Mike volunteering with Kalkaska area youth assisting as a hockey coach.
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Ross is a graduate of Cooley Law School. He moved to Kalkaska from the Gladwin area to take the job of Assistant Prosecutor in 2015. He was later promoted to Chief Assistant Prosecutor in 2016. He lives in Kalkaska with his wife. Ross enjoys coaching soccer in his free time.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Ryan began working as Assistant Prosecutor in 2017. He grew up in Macomb County and went to Eastern Michigan University, earning a bachelor's of science in Philosophy and Political Science. He moved to Indiana for three years and received a law degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. After graduating, he moved back to Michigan and became the law clerk for the 46th Circuit Court, doing legal research for Judge Janet Allen and Judge George Mertz.
Ryan also coached the Gaylord St. Mary's High School Mock Trial team from 2014 to 2017, taking them to three consecutive state championships.