You may recognize Mike Parker. While he now calls the service desk at Butler Hyundai home, he’s worked retail in the Rogue Valley for many years and even put his advertising skills to use on camera. It all started when the Berkeley, California-born Mike graduated from the University of San Francisco. A degree in Human Relations and Business Management landed him at Chevron working in international oil tanker operations. Then Mike moved to Medford and into electronics. You may have seen him in television ads for Sheckell’s during the early ‘90s. He’s also done marketing and sales for Pro Wireless, Medford Cellular, and a handful of Southern Oregon radio stations. The shops may have changed but each location provided Mike with the opportunity to do what he loves best. “I get a super thrill out of giving to and helping people”, he says.
Another constant in Mike’s life is his love of cars. Over the years he says he’s purchased 15 vehicles, including performance cars, from Butler Automotive Group. He must have passed on those genes because his son now works in automotive IT in Roseburg. Two step-daughters round out the family. And when there’s time to spare you’ll find Mike on the golf course or traveling, especially if a stop on the Big Island of Hawaii is on the itinerary.