Mike is a native San Diegan, grew up in La Mesa, attended Grossmont High School participating in football, baseball and basketball and graduated in 1964. During his senior year, he enlisted in the Marine Corp.
During high school, he met and feel in love with his wife, Markay, married on June 25, 1965 and just celebrated their 52nd anniversary. They have three children, Brian, Stacy and Kristen, along with five grandchildren.
Upon his completion of four years in the Marines, they moved back to San Diego and within two weeks, Mike was hired on at your favorite utility, San Diego Gas and Electric Company and retired in 2007 as a Marketing Manager with 38 years of service.
He is a graduate of Grossmont Community College (1970) and San Diego State University (1973).
His 40 year umpiring career, starting in 1978, at the little league level, and progressed through high school, junior college and Division 1 NCAA baseball.
CURRENT MEMBER OF: West Coast Conference NCAA Division I, California Collegiate Athletic Assoc. NCAA Division II, Pac-West Conference NCAA Division II, Golden West Athletic Conference NAIA, Southern California Collegiate Baseball Umpires Assoc. JC Orange County, Southern California Collegiate Baseball Umpires Assoc. JC San Diego and Pacific Umpires High School.
PAST MEMBER OF: San Diego County Baseball Umpires Assoc. (22 years) and a Past-President, Division II NCAA Regional Umpire–Chico State, Division III NCAA Regional Umpire-Oregon, California State Junior College Finals–Fresno 2016, numerous CIF championship games, Colt League World Series Umpire 1990, Lafayette, IN, Pony League World Series Umpire 1988-Washington, PA and original committee member-San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame.
FOOTBALL OFFICIATING: Entering 33rd year as a high school football official for the San Diego County Football Officials Association (SDCFOA) as Long time Crew Chief, Past-President 2003 and Past member B.O.D. SDCFOA and worked numerous post-season play-off games. Mike continues to work with Youth Pop Warner and American Youth Football games on Saturdays, Junior High flag games during the week and a member of Camp Pendleton Football Officials Assoc.