Mike Smithson, an events scheduler, is a Navy veteran and a retired air traffic controller. While in the Navy, his ship performed the first drug bust by the US Navy in international waters and later, as a controller, his tasks included watching the Texas-Mexican border for drug traffickers. Mike has been booking speakers for 15 years, ranging from gigs in New Zealand to the United Kingdom and everything in between. Mike is still married to a very patient woman, Cheryl, after 31 years.