Mike Goodman was born and raised in the Gainesville/Alachua County area. After 23 years in retail sales with Publix he began working in the field of funeral services and became a Licensed Direct Disposer (LDD) in the State of Florida. In 2004, Mike joined the District 8 Medical Examiner Office as a part-time employee and in 2012 became a full time autopsy technician. Between 2004 and 2012 Mike worked as an Investigator and autopsy technician. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS).