Dreams keep you motivated, but they will only get you so far. Until you learn to turn your vision into your reality, your dreams will always remain a fantasy. Mike “Tate” Tetreault is the definition of persistence. From leaving the drug ridden streets of his childhood town to beating felony gun charges at age 19, Tate has learned that nothing is impossible.
Tate is no stranger to adversity, but he refuses to let it define him. In high school, he suffered a life threatening, yet completely life changing neck injury when a workout machine at Planet Fitness fell on his head. Unable to use a computer or ride in a car without experiencing severe nausea and headaches, Tate realized college was out of the question. So, he hit the airwaves interning on college FM radio. He interviewed upcoming artists, many of whom would go on to become superstars.
Unwilling to give up on himself, Tate looked for answers to his injury in the medical community as he built valuable relationships in radio. By 2014, his doctor performed a successful surgery to prevent his condition from getting worse. As Tate hustled in the entertainment industry, he became an artist manager for @test410, a part of Future’s Freebandz imprint. By 2019, he also helped as tour manager for the Legendary Nights Tour, featuring Future, Meek Mill, Meghan Thee Stallion, and more.
“I’ve felt pain. I’ve felt not knowing what’s going to happen to me. I’ve been scared. So now I want it all. I want revenge on a destiny that was meant to stop me. My outlook now on life is, why the fuck not? If I’ve endured the worst, I can certainly get through anything to achieve the best,” says Mike “Tate” Tetreault.
But Tate’s ambition doesn’t stop with his artist management career. Wanting multiple streams of income, Tate also runs a rapidly growing real estate business, The Tate Team. “My goal is to be known as one of the best negotiators and managers of all time. That’s why in 2021 I plan on adding athlete services and becoming a sports agent as well. I want my name everywhere and a piece of every deal,” says Mike “Tate” Tetreault.
When people tell Tate something is out of reach, that only motivates him to prove them wrong. While so many people do things “by the book,” Tate would rather write his own book.