Great People Spotlight: Mike Hoover


Team Member: Mike Hoover, tax

Team Member Since: April 2005

What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?

Be with my family. Aside from that, duck hunting. Unfortunately, that season is all too short.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Mint chip ice cream

What’s your favorite quote?

“In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” -Theodore Roosevelt

What’s your favorite way to relax?

Grill and kick back with a beer

Where would you like to travel?

The northern stretches of the Rocky Mountains

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Ryan Reynolds

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Park ranger

What do you enjoy most about what you do at ML&R?

Being around a lot of smart people with great personalities

What does work-life balance mean to you? How does ML&R facilitate work-life balance?

No set hours in the workplace and a healthy PTO policy. Just get things done and don’t let anyone down. And it’s ok to say no to things. Our culture and technology are keys to enabling work-life balance.

What makes ML&R a “Best Place to Work”?

Our people

What do you enjoy about working for a locally-owned firm?

No travel, no bureaucracy, no politics.

Want to work alongside Mike and the rest of Team ML&R? Check out our careers page. Need Mike and the Tax Team for a project? Reach out to us.


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