Mike began his career in the U.S. Navy where he played in the Navy Band program touring the world. His versatility and passion for all styles led him to play with artists like Grammy Award winners Celia Cruz, Leann Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Juice Newton, and Natalie Cole. Mike has also served as Musical Director for groups such as Big Time Operator, Mr. Jack Costanzo (AKA Mr. Bongo) and the U.S. Navy Salsa Band “Sabor.” A former percussion instructor at San Diego State University, Rancho Bernardo HS, Mira Mesa HS, and Francis Parker School, he’s currently the Music Director at Maranatha Christian School. He has hundreds of studio sessions to his name and was most notably featured in the blockbuster movie “Pearl Harbor.” Mike is a proud endorser of Evans Drum Heads and Vic Firth Sticks.