Mike is another one of our Valley locals - born and raised in Santa Ynez he attended grades K-8 at Los Olivos Elementary School; Class of 2002 at SYV High School; and in 2006 graduated from San Diego State University, university honors program, college of business honors program, and president of honors accounting society Beta Alpha Psi. Adding to his list of accomplishments, he was recently honored by the PCBT as a member of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017.
In July of 2006 he married his high school sweetheart Jenn. They are the fun loving, proud parents of Odin (born 5/13/14) and baby sister Marlow (born 12/6/16). You will almost always find Mike and his family outside, enjoying some sort of physical activities.
He almost made it up Mt. Whitney, but unfortunately Jenn became very sick less than a mile from the summit and they had to turn around – Mike 0 / Mountain 1.
Mike completed an Ironman distance triathlon in 2012, as well as a number of half-iron and shorter races. His favorite race is Escape from Alcatraz in San Francisco (where you literally jump from a boat off Alcatraz island and swim back to SF to start the race). C&D Profile
Food: PIZZA – love it any time of day; love to cook it on the Weber; and anything cooked on my Traeger Grill
Musician – Music: Grew up playing piano and guitar, still play guitar, love going to concerts, recently went to see Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, The Lumineers
Movies – Books: Not going to lie, I’ve been trying to read the last Game of Thrones for 2 years now…
Hobbies/Sports: Men’s softball, Crossfit, snowboarding and everything on the lake, most recently tried wakesurfing
Travel: Love to travel. Highlights would be Machu Picchu and Peru, Thailand, backpacked Europe for honeymoon, Costa Rica, driving tour of the South (Georgia, Carolinas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana)
Bucket List: Would like to do 1 more full Ironman, to see if I can do it in under 12 hours
Community Involvement: Relay for Life Team Captain; Treasurer for Santa Barbara Triathlon Club from 2012 – 2016; Organizing C&D Community Service Days, Steering Committee for Santa Ynez Valley High School pool