His expertise, vision, and craftsmanship reach beyond the creation of high-quality items born from the fires of Yesteryear Forge; a passion for the preservation of the blacksmithing trade is echoed in all of his philanthropic endeavors in his memberships in regional blacksmith organizations. Today, Mike is taking Yesteryear Forge into the future by focusing on form and function.
In November 2003 Mike picked up an "apprentice", Peyton Anderson. With no experience behind the anvil he has been learning in the forge ever since. Today he is Mike's "right hand man" in the forge. He maintains the website and is also the salesman for the Yesteryear Tooling line at area conferences and events.