Mike Spangenberg was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona and is the Co-founder of lifestyle and apparel brand, State Forty Eight. Before devoting himself to his company, Mike spent 15 years in the hotel and hospitality industry. But fashion has always been in his bones. In fact, when he was younger, his favorite thing to do was to go back-to-school shopping. As an Arizona native, Mike loves everything there is about his home state, so creating a company that allows him to do something he is passionate about all while giving back and being involved in the community he grew up in, has been a dream come true. Through State Forty Eight and the company's collaborations with other local organizations, Mike's greatest ambition is to make an difference in the world by making strides towards the betterment of his own community first.