Communications Director – Mike Young
Family? Julia & I met and married in 1970 – now approaching 50 wonderful years – two beloved daughters, son-in-law & grandkids, all within 50 miles of us!
Faith? Despite my mistakes over 75 years, our lives have been greatly blessed. A careful observer could find signs of faith in my better moments.
Fun? I love retirement – especially more time with family and friends; singing in our church choir; playing/singing other kinds of music; boating, skiing and biking!
The journey? Grew up in MT & Eastern WA, canoeing, fishing, water skiing. “Boat School” (aka USNA) = 4 yrs of seamanship, leadership, ship-handling, navigation + ignited interest in sailing.
• Navy – 25 years. Fighter pilot (F-4 Phantom); advanced jet instructor (A-4 Skyhawk); also navigated C-130s to/in Viet Nam, Philippines, Japan, Pacific islands. Reserves: Piloted & commanded recon aircraft to/from Guam, Philippines, Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea, Japan, Hawaii; staff officer for Commander-in-Chief Pacific.
• Lawyer – 30+ years. Great colleagues and clients nationwide. Cases mostly in Northwest courts & tribunals (including Wash & Alaska Supreme Courts) + took a half dozen cases to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Recovering lawyer” since retirement in 2012.
• Other meaningful experiences: church work; leadership of national & regional nonprofits; sailing coach/instructor; adjunct prof (UW); writing & editing professional journals & books; hold FAA Commercial Pilot License (never flown “for hire”).
You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org