Mike lives in Parkrose. It used to be a town but now it’s a neighborhood in Portland. We say “Park- ROSE” because it fits. The high school is one of the most diverse schools in the state of Oregon. Before that, he lived in Montana, which is beautiful but not very diverse. He has an English degree from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He loves the youth he walks alongside at Friends of the Children—Portland and the long-term relationships with the people who work here.
He's married with three children. His family brings him untold joy, a few struggles, and requires a lot of energy. At the end of the day there is nowhere he would rather be. He has nothing but love for those folks. He and his wife are coming up on 20 years of marriage in January. She is the funniest, smartest, most beautiful woman in the world to him.