Mike has been playing guitar for 15 years and teaching guitar since 2009 here at Elf Corps. Mike is heavily influenced by the Blues and has closely studied the styles of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, as well as B.B. and Albert King among others. He has played in several Rock and Blues bands over the years and has a sufficient amount of experience playing live and in the studio. Mike is also entering his 8th year with the City of San Leandro Recreation Department including the Aquatics program as well as youth sports which has him teaching and working with children of all ages. He is currently attending Chabot College in Hayward and will be transferring to a 4 year institution.