Mike was born in Ventura, grew up in Oxnard and now resides in Thousand Oaks. He graduated California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 1995 and is an honorary graduate of the Pierce College Veterinary Technician Program. He became a Registered Veterinary Technician after passing the State Boards in 1998. He has worked for Oak Park Veterinary Hospital since 1995. When not at work Mike enjoys hanging out with his fiancé Kari, his tortoise “Hermione”, wood-working projects, fixing up his old truck and motorcycle riding.