Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Mike Jefferson relocated to Des Moines to play college basketball for Grand View University. After a playing career cut short due injury, he became the co-founder of the intramural 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. Mike lives in Ankeny with his wife, Jill, and two sons, Miles and Jaxon.