Mike is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and founder of The Dala Group. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering. Prior to founding The Dala Group, Mike’s financial planning career started at Waddell & Reed where he built a wealth management firm focusing his efforts on helping families achieve their lifestyle and legacy goals.
In his spare time, Mike can be found spending time with his wife Linnea and his two daughters Elin and Audrey, volunteering in the Stewardship ministry at Willow Creek Community church, working out at Crossfit Algonquin or cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.
I will start with the day I met my wife Linnea. We were both teenagers at the time and were volunteering on a mission trip lead by The Salvation Army. In all honesty, I’d love to say that she fell head over heels for me. But let’s just say I found her more attractive than she found me!