When in high school, Mike took some additional courses in machine work at a technical high school. After working at a couple of small machine shops, he got a job at a company that rebuilds diesel engines for trailer trucks and large construction machinery. After 18 years, he left that company and went to work for a sheet metal/AC company installing/repairing air conditioning systems and doing sheet metal work. After several years of working for this company, Mike left the company and started his own sheet metal/AC company.
Mike's favorite pastimes are hunting and fishing. He is a member of a sportsmen's club and travels thousands of miles during deer hunting season in different states.
Lisa started taking dance lessons as a very young girl. She has performed with professional dance ensembles. She has danced in the Nutcracker several times, performing most of the female roles. She usually performs more than one role in each performance. After several years of teaching dance including running her own studio, Lisa decided she wants to have more time with her kids and has stopped teaching dance.
Mike and Lisa have two sons, Jon Michael who was born in 1998 and Jesse Merrill who was born in 2002 and a daughter Kendralyn who was born in 2005.
In 2020, Jesse graduated high school as the class valedictorian. He received a full scholarship to the only college where he applied. His major is Biomedical Engineering.Return to Family
Last updated:  Jun 30 2020