Mike has been involved in the YMCA for over 20 years as a YMCA employee in California, Houston and Georgia. Mike grew up in the Visalia, CA, YMCA starting in pre-school and continuing with sports, camps and after-school services. He eventually made his way back as an employee hoping to give back what so many gave back to him.
Mike remembers how the YMCA affected his life as a recipient of the Y's financial aid program that helped his mom enroll him in Y programs. He believes that the YMCA is here to serve all people and aims to ensure that the Y mirrors the community in which it serves.
Mike is a graduate of Springfield College with a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. He is currently working on his PhD in Organizational Psychology at Walden University. Mike is also a national trainer for the YMCA of the USA in Board Development, Volunteerism, Group Work, and various programs.