Trendsetter to Know: Michael Spangenberg, CEO & Co-Founder of State Forty Eight

Name: Michael Spangenberg

Facebook: Michael Spangenberg

Instagram: @mikespank


Age: 36

Title: CEO & Co-Founder

Married/Single: Single

Kids: No

City you live in: Chandler

A typical day in my life includes… a workout, social media, phone calls, meetings internally and externally, and emails make up a normal day. If I have an event or game to attend, that will take place after normal business hours.

I was born… to do something special.

My favorite thing about Arizona… The opportunities.

I’m listening to… The Mindset Mentor on Spotify.

My family… is everything to me.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Marcus Lemonis, star of The Profit and a great businessman. 

One thing I cannot live without… My drive to be successful.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… A sports agent.

I’m inspired by… provoking documentaries.

The one person who motivates me is… my buddy Jonathan, Co-Founder of Baseballism. Since we work in the same industry, he’s become a great mentor and friend and has been a huge support as we ready to open our Gilbert location. 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… that we could live forever.

The perfect day would be… celebrating a Suns or Cardinals championship.

My first job was… cleaning dishes at the Residence Inn by Marriott when I was 15. 

My favorite escape… San Diego, California. 

My life… is what I’ve always wanted.

I’m currently working on… a million things.

Always… grateful.

Never… take life for granted.

Favorite Quote… if you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

Biggest Dream… to retire happy and fulfilled.

My Pet Peeve(s)… complaining.

Photo by Jennica E. Maes

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