Employee Spotlight: Meet Mike Wood, Channel Manager

What do you do here at The 20?

My business card says “Channel Manager” but what that really refers to is everything that doesn’t fit into another group. I really try to be a resource for all of our members with any question that they might have. While I might not always have the answer, I can typically find the person that does. From initial on-boarding to Elite status and beyond, I’m here to help.

Describe The 20 in three words…

 Driven, ambitious, and fun.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A race car driver or the drummer for the Rolling Stones. While my race car driver skills are behind me, I continue to stay ready to jump into the Stones job if Charlie were to retire. Keith, Mick… I’m here when you need me.

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

 Not knowing what the day will bring is challenging, but also exciting. Problem solving, training, counseling, listening, learning, etc.  No two days are alike.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

 Chloe (14) and Devon (10) — my two beautiful daughters.

What do you think is the most important quality necessary for success?

 It might sound boring, but just don’t quit.

What do you like most about The 20?

 There is so much to like about The 20. The environment is great. Things move quickly up here. For those of you that have worked at Fortune 500-type of companies that move like the Titantic — this ain’t it. If something’s working, we’ll double down. If it’s not, we’ll pivot until it does. This keeps everyone on their toes.

What do you like to do in your spare time? / What are your hobbies?

I love spending time with my girls. We camp, travel and I drive them all over the Dallas area most weekends. I love being outdoors doing things like mountain biking, fishing and kayaking. My number-one hobby that’s been a constant all my life is music. I’ve played drums in bands since the age of 13 when my parents would drive me to gigs around East Texas.

Where are you going on your next vacation?

I’m planning a quick NOLA weekend trip right now since parade season just kicked off. But the next big trip with the Wood girls is probably going to be California. I’m not sure where, but the girls are pushing for LA or San Francisco. I’m pushing for Santa Barbara, but we’ll see who wins.

What’s your top life hack?

Always carry a pocket knife.