Background: Mike Parris

Mike Parris established Parris Communications in 2002,
providing publishing, electronic news clips, writing and
photography services to large automotive businesses. He
worked as a photographer, writer and editor with both
Petersen and Argus publishing companies for 12 years in
Los Angeles. Parris also worked as a public relations
manager at Ford Motor Company in its Dearborn

His education includes a bachelor’s degree in
photography from Brooks Institute (Santa Barbara) and a
master’s degree in Journalism (Ohio University). He has
authored two Ford history books and written hundreds of
magazine articles. Parris has also provided photography
and articles for major automotive publications including
Motor Trend, Motorcyclist, Off-Road, Hot Rod and
Winding Road
. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.