Mitch and his wife Gloria love to travel. With three daughters living in Alaska, they are frequent visitors to the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” Staying at family-run bed and breakfasts, lodges and resorts is always one of the highlights of their travel experience.
Mitch was born and raised in Rochester, New York, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Master of Arts in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. As an admissions counselor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Mitch traveled and recruited students from all around the country and became intrigued with the hospitality industry.
After holding several positions in the college admissions field, including Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at St. Louis University, Mitch decided to pursue his dream of entrepreneurship and opened the Mitchell J. Pies Insurance Agency in 1998.