Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women -- namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 20- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 13-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa's increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before.
Did You Know?
When Allen references leaning towards Michigan as a university option for his daughters, it's a nod to his consideration that Michigan is his home state. In Home Improvement he also wore different Michigan colleges' apparel that were often sent into him to wear on the show for free advertisement. See more
Under the American flag above the Outdoor Man store is a California state flag. However, the show is set in Denver, Colorado. See more