My name is Mike Goodman. I am an Arizona native. I spent my early youth in the Mesa area working with my family in the tire business. Graduated from Mt. View High School in 77’. My family moved to Northern AZ following my graduation to build homes. Served a mission for the LDS Church 78’-80’ in Cleveland Ohio. Married my sweetheart and moved to Pinal County in 1980. Worked as an Assistant Herdsman on the dairy off of Germann Rd. I was hired by an Insurance company and moved back to Snowflake where I started my insurance business, GMI Insurance Group.
GMI consulted and brokered for many municipalities throughout the State as well as School Districts and many private businesses. Over the last eight years, I have focused more in the Senior Market working with beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid. In my industry, I have been responsible helping many agents in their business as well as the clients they serve. I feel they are better able to provide services in the communities where they live. I’ve done this Statewide.
We opened a new agency office in Sierra Vista, AZ in 1997. I began farming alfalfa, started a trim business and a tire/mechanic shop in Palominas, AZ. All of these firms employed several people in the area. I was asked once by one of my children’s teacher, what I did for a living? My response was, “my business has always been the same, the family business”. As a small business owner, I have learned many valuable principles that have helped me over the years. The biggest has been “leave them better than you found them”.
My wife and I moved back to this area in 2010. We call this home. We have 12 fantastic children between us. Most are married and have families of their own. We have 24 grandchildren and counting! Most of our children live nearby, and it is always a treat to have them visit… and leave. We love our children and our community. As with our family, we are devoted to helping improve our community in any way we can.