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