Mike Will Downey is a writer and music publisher in California. He won the Minnie Hite Moodie Writers Award while a journalist for two years in Ohio. Downey has helped many charities and completed a mission trip with Save Our Youth in Juarez, Mexico. He founded the Colorado-based sports startup PlayCoed.com and worked in community relations with the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, and Denver Broncos. He has a B.S.C. from Ohio University and attended graduate school at the University of Denver, completing the Harvard Mentor Management Program.