After high school, Mickey began his career at RR Donnelley printing company located in Gallatin. He was promoted to supervisor a few years later. He worked in various manufacturing departments and in administrative roles including environmental, health and safety and then the maintenance department for the building and grounds. He graduated with summa cum laude honors and received an Associated of Science degree at Vol State Community College in 2010. He retired from RR Donnelley in September 2016 after 41 years. He started work at Sumner Academy in February 2017. He has been married to his wife, Sandra for 39 years and has one son Brian, one daughter Brandy, and one granddaughter Kendal, who is a sophomore at Gallatin High School.