When Mikey was 8 years old, he wanted a snack from a vending machine. His mom told him that all the money that goes into a vending machine belongs to the person who owns it. As soon as he heard that, Mikey thought, “I want a vending machine!” First, he set up a lemonade stand to start raising money to buy his first machine. Then for Christmas, he asked to receive the rest of the money he needed instead of presents. He started with two snack vending machines, and he now owns 12 snack and soda machines across St. Louis.