Mike has been an educator and coach since graduation from NNC in Nampa, Idaho, with a degree in Social Studies Education. He has taught mainly science, but also math, social studies, and PE at Baker Middle School in Baker City for 12 years and for Baker Web Academy for five years. He has worked with Young Life Clubs in Baker City and is in his 23rd year of coaching basketball. He has also coached football, golf and tennis in Baker City. Mike enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, and general construction and loves living in Baker City, Oregon, with his wife and three boys age 14, 10, and 9.