Lion Mike was born in San Francisco and raised in San Rafael where he attended local schools including the San Rafael Military Academy. Mike graduated from Marin Catholic High School after the Academy was forced to close. Mike’s loved was always law enforcement. Mike started his career as a Community Service Officer with the San Rafael Police Department. It was here he taught the Community about Crime Prevention. Mike attended and graduated from the police academy in 1972. After working with the Napa Special Narcotics Unit, He joined and worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Marin County Sheriff ‘s Office. It was here that Mike did most of his law enforcement career, until his retirement. In total, Mike carried a badge in the State for 35 yrs. It was with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office where Mike met his bride of 36 yrs. Lion Marjean. Together they raised three boys, one who is an Eagle Scout.
Lion Mike is also a Mason. He Joined the La Fy ette Lodge #126 where he became a Master Mason. Lion Mike was honored with Mason of the Year in 2017. Lion Mike is involved with the Boy Scouts Program being an Adult Advisor for Many Years. Lion Mike is a Vigil Honor Member of the Orca Lodge, Order of the Arrow, a service organization within the Scouting Program.
Lion Mike with Lion Marjean joined the Cotati Lions Club about 14 yrs . ago. Lion Mike went on to serve as the Club President twice. Lion Mike has served as a Zone Chairman for two years. He received the Multiple District 4’s Zone Chairman Excelance award. Mike also served as Region Chair for one year and as 2nd Vice District Governor. Mike is Currently Serving District 4-C2 as the 1st VDG.

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