Michael “Mike” Glueckert works as a troubleshooter and service man for Northwestern Energy in Montana. While the company’s service obligation ends outside at the meter, Mike can often be found in the basement of someone’s grandmother working on a fuse box in a century old house, so strong is his commitment to his community and keeping the power on. Several years ago, when a new training center was opened in Helena, Mike gave up time on the weekends to help with the new training venture. Since then, his instructional style and phenomenal skill, as well as his pride in his work, has made him a favorite among the apprentices. Mike’s pride in his work includes competition. He never misses a chance to compete with a team in the Montana Lineman’s Rodeo, and often travels with a team to the International Rodeo as well. In addition to being an apprentice trainer, student mentor, and extraordinary lineman, Michael is also a woodsman, sportsman, conversationalist, and writer.