Meet Mike

Well hey there. Welcome. I’m Mike Marcotte. I’m a 30-something living in downtown Minneapolis.

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Aboard the NYC Ferry (a fantastic and inexpensive way to see the New York skyline!)

I’m proud to be a Minnesota native. Yeah, winter isn’t always fun, but the summer makes up for it.

Like many of you, my journey has provided its challenges. I lost my mom to cancer when I was a senior in high school. My dad suddenly passed away from a stroke when I was 24. Those experiences forced me to make decisions people shouldn’t go through at an early age. Then in 2014, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. That quickly forced me become more in-tune with my well-being. Every day, I keep my head up high, my attitude in check and keep striving to do my best. It’s what my parents would have wanted.

I am currently a full-time events planner at a nonprofit in Minneapolis. I have planned events for years, serving on gala committees and working freelance jobs. My previous job as a television producer is event management experience, too. A TV segment is like a mini event.

Thanks to my jobs, I have talked in front of crowds big and small over the years and have a microphone in my hand often, hence the name of this website, Give Me The Mike.

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On the set of the television show I worked on in Minneapolis.
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Emceeing a walk raising money for charity at Mall of America.

I’m a go, go, go kind of guy. My Google Calendar is well laid out so I maximize time. Sitting still doesn’t feel right. I always want to help and discover.

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Speaking at a fundraiser for the Minnesota Boychoir (I was a member as a kid).

As a native Minnesotan, I have collected a lot of information about what’s happening here in the North Star State. Where to eat. Where to play. My noggin can only handle so much (see ‘epilepsy,’ above), so instead, I share my findings with you. Click here for my randoMNess.

Give Me The Mike combines the best of Minnesota with traveling advice. I made traveling a priority in my life years ago, but only recently came to discover how much I enjoy travel writing. My articles are catered to the LGBT community (I truly came ‘out’ in 2011), but don’t let that label stop you heterosexuals from clicking around.

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Along the Mediterranean in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

I would love to see you more! Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or you’ll find a contact form at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget to subscribe!

Thanks for visiting!
-Mike

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