After helping to found Brooks Resources Corporation in the late 60s, Mike has had a large influence on the region over the last 50+ years. Mike guided Brooks Resources through the fat and thin years of the real estate industry, creating such memorable communities as Black Butte Ranch, North Rim, Awbrey Butte and NorthWest Crossing. He has also helped to shape a company whose name has become synonymous with community support. His vision is apparent throughout the community and he has positively influenced issues such as transportation, education, economic development and cultural resources.
Mike is the convener of the state’s Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Board and serves on several private and public boards and foundations throughout the U.S. He is the former Chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, appointed by Governor Goldschmidt and serves on the Oregon State University Cascades Advisory Board.
Mike was honored by Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management as the 2014 Glenn L. Jackson Leadership award recipient. He and his wife Sue have been honored by the community they’ve served by Central Oregon Community College, the Bend Chamber and Central Oregon Builders’ Association, among others.