Mike is our resident funeral home expert (he grew up living above one). But he's anything but morbid. He has penned award-winning, entertaining, and insightful copy for a variety of clients including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Musselman's Applesauce, Consol Energy, and many others. Before coming here, Mike's career took him from the world of finance at Federated Investors, to the world of advertising at Blattner Brunner. His work has been featured in AdWeek, Ad Age and Creativity Magazine, and has garnered numerous Addy Awards at the local, regional and national levels. He also received back-to-back Best of Show honors in the Lamar Outdoor advertising contest. He's written for a local satirical news website, and one of his TV commercials was even featured in a Swedish documentary (not bad for an Italian). Mike is a member of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Board of Directors, and was named one of the city's rising stars in Pittsburgh Magazine's "40 Under 40". And with a degree in accounting from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, he is one of the few writers who can also do your taxes.