Mike began his career in the insurance industry in 1995. After working a few years with a local agency, he decided it was time to branch out on his own as an independent agent and founded McDaniel Insurance Agency in June 1999. Mike and his wife Nikki have four sons and four grandchildren. Both are active with their local church in the bus ministry and Mike is also involved with the local prison ministry. In his spare time Mike enjoys running and has competed in several marathons.