Mike is an electronics technician with 35 years experience in working on two-way radios and accessories and has been with Loudoun Communications for over 25 years.
From 1975 to 1987, Mike served in the Ga Air National Guard. He received his first training in electronics at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. After completing Tech School there, Mike returned to GA to serve with the 116th Communications Flight at Dobbins AFB in Marietta, GA. Mike obtained a diploma in electronic technology from the (then) Marietta-Cobb Vocational Technical School (now Chattahoochee Technical College).
While with Loudoun Communications, he has attended several in-residence classes with L3Harris, and its predecessors (ComNet Ericsson). He has also competed numerous on-line training classed through the Harris Training University, an online training site for Harris employees, vendors and others. Mike also earned a certificate as a Certified Associate Electronics Technician through the Electronics Technicians Association. Mike also has a General Radiotelephone Operator License through the Federal Communications Commission (file # 0003334677).
Mike holds the Amateur Extra radio license N4OLZ. While having been a licensed amateur radio operator for about 37 years, he has only really begun to participate in the hobby this year (2019) and be active as a Ham Radio operator. Mike is also an ordained minister, working as the associate pastor of Divine Foundation Church in Hiram, GA. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Leavell College.