As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Mike has been in central Oregon since 2001. Nationally recognized for teaching excellence, Mike teaches 8th-grade science, ECoS, and Americana at Sisters Middle School. His two offspring have been a part of the Americana program at SHS and built ukulele and guitar. Mike is a music-lover and musician, proficient on guitar, mandolin and keyboards (and not yet proficient on banjo or cello. Or trumpet – which he hasn’t played since 5th grade). In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, climbing, backpacking and photography, most of which he does with his dog, Stella. He’s excited to be a part of such an integral and innovative organization in this town he lives in and loves.