Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Mike Jefferson relocated to Des Moines, IA after high school graduation to play college basketball for Grand View University. After a playing career cut short due to nagging knee injuries, he became the co-founder of the intramurals program at Grand View. During this time, he began to develop a passion for event planning and production, including starting his own DJ company. Mike loves to find ways to use sports and music to mentor youth to show them the things they can achieve and have fun while doing it. Mike lives in Ankeny with his wife, Jill, and two sons, Miles and Jaxon.