Mike has a degree in Civil Engineering from Chico State University. He worked for many years in the construction industry specializing in marine construction. He was the Maintenance and Facilities Manager for the Port of Bellingham for 15 years. In 2014 Mike became the Fleet and Facilities Director for Whatcom Transportation Authority. Mike designed and built most of the Center's facilities and dedicates many hours a week as a volunteer maintaining the grounds, structures, and waste management. In his spare time Mike loves to garden, fish, ski and participate in autocross.