My name is Mike Whipple and I'm glad you've found my website!
I've been married to my beautiful wife for over 10 years now and we have two incredible kids who don't let a day pass without amazing me in some shape or form. My family is what drives me, inspires me, and gives my life the purpose it has.
I'm an entrepreneur at heart and love the challenges faced by creating something from nothing. I'm currently employed at a fantastic job at a great organization while also being a co-owner and partner in two different private ventures; an artisan bakeshop and a private recreation facility. I also have found a bit of extra time so I've been teaching a University course as well for the last several years.
My formal education includes a Bachelor's of Art degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership. I am a life long learner and I thirst for knowledge actively seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.
I take both personal ownership and pride in any position I hold. I actively seek challenges in both my personal life as well as my workplace; and, feel that change and adaptation are crucial to any successful individual and subsequently any organization. I have strong analytical and critical thinking skills that allow me to make sound judgements. I also have a great willingness to learn and grow with a focus on professional development. I have great organizational skills that allow me to multi-task at a high level without sacrificing the integrity of any task. The passion and energy I bring to my workplace is an asset that cannot be learned or taught. I am an extremely positive person and have always strived to lead by example. I believe that relationships are the core to any organization, both internal and external, thus I strive to develop strong relationships with community users, community groups, and fellow staff in order to build a trust and a bond that goes well beyond dollars and cents.
I excel at problem solving and feel as though there is a solution or compromise to every conflict or concern. I am extremely objective but can be leading and persuasive when needed. I am effective at reading both people and situations and can think quickly on my feet. I am confident and comfortable in almost any situation while always maintaining a strong focus on the task at hand.
My professional passion is to help others achieve their goals and to provide the atmosphere and resources for them to do so. I feel that with my personal and professional experience that I can bring new ideas to you and possibly your organization.
My objective as a leader, manager, mentor, co-worker, and peer, has always been to do all I can to help those around me succeed, I feel as though their success is my success.
I hope you enjoy the website and please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss anything at further length.