VEA has a rich history of innovation and problem solving, its members lead interesting and colorful lives, and Mike wants to share all of these stories with the world. A communicator by trade, Mike uses his expertise with narrative and detail to compose compelling chronicles about how VEA’s work improves the quality of life in Southwestern Nevada. Mike knows that there’s a lot to explain, and that there’s an interest among membership and the public to learn more about VEA. Mike uses all the tools at his disposal—print and digital, articles and videos, public meetings and one-on-one chats—to communicate these messages. VEA can only move forward if all stakeholders are on the same page about our mission and values. Mike ensures that every member and employee understands the goals of the cooperative and how they can play their part VEA’s vision for its future.