A CWU graduate, Mike has been band insructor at Valley View Middle School, Snohomish, since 1985. He has been a WMEA and NAfME Northwest conference clinician, president of the Mount Pilchuck MEA region, and group manager for the 2014 All-State Jazz Band. In addition, Mike has instructed at the NorthEnd Jazz Camp and has been a clinician/adjudicator at many festivals. He has appeared with professional groups as lead trumpet and soloist. He thanks his wife, Ginny, and daughters Marcy, Kelsey and Anna for their love and support.