I'm a little late on this but couldn't pass it up.
If you don't know who Mike Thienes is, and you're from the midwest, you're seriously blowing it. Mike has been heading up Bald-E-Gal productions for the last 10 years. Mike is responsible for launching the careers of all your favorite shredders, owning a succesful shop, and being more down for the local scene than you or anyone you know. Mike has always been down to help out the little guy expecting nothing in return. So next time you're at a local premier, or you're in St. Cloud MN stop buy the Youth Shelter and say hey and give him a high five. In the meantime, click this photo to read an interview with the man himself on what it's like to be Mike Thienes.