Mike is a local New Plymouth businessman. He is involved in the family business, Ekdahl Property Management, whose main focus is on adding value to commercial property and management of other local businesses. The business has recently refurbished The State Hotel and is in the process of earthquake strengthening several older buildings within the New Plymouth CBD.
Born and raised in the area, Mike is passionate about Taranaki and wants to see it flourish into the future as a fantastic place to visit, live, work and do business. He believes, being involved in community organisations such as the Taranaki Vehicle Event Trust add to this through ensuring events like Americarna continue to enliven the province.
Mike has also been on the Box Office Boxing Club committee for a number of years and is a member of the Business and Retail association.
Mike is married to Megan, and motor vehicles are a big part of the Ekdahl family life, in particular the American variety.