A native of Oakland, Mike comes to TransForm’s Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools team with more than 25 years of experience engaging and empowering youth. He works in Oakland elementary schools to promote safe walking and biking and reduce traffic congestion. By providing free, innovative programming for children and adults, he is helping make Oakland a stronger and safer community.
Mike’s career began early at the Boys & Girls Club, where he served as a teen member of the club’s junior staff and later as the Social Recreation Director. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Mike returned home to continue his pursuit to help engage, inspire, and motivate young people. He served as the site director for the after-school program at West Oakland Middle School and as both a program director and camp director at the YMCA.
When not “on-duty,” Mike can be found spending time with his daughter Brooklyn, fully immersed in a graphic design project, or watching horrible yet entertaining reality TV. He’s also an avid fan of WWE (Triple H is king), the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the New York Yankees.