About Mike Case...
In the unlikely event that you've wandered onto this site and don't already know Mike Case is, here's the run down:
||I married the love of my life, Erika Eason, in January of 2004 at the
Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite.
||Erika and I have a daughter named Samantha, born in January of 2006. In September of 2010, we welcomed our son Benjamin.
||We live in Kennewick, Washington, having moved here from
Southern California in the summer of 2006. Growing up I lived in Brea, CA and Placentia, CA. Erika grew up in Placentia
I spent my pre-school years attending Kinder-Kare in Fullerton, CA. My life
long pal Mike Donnelly and I enjoyed eating our first pale of sand in the school's sandbox. It sounded like a good idea at the time, in retrospect it was pretty
nasty. Several of my friends from Kinder-Kare (including Mike D) ended up joining me for kindergarten through fifth-grade at Carden Country Day
School in Fullerton. If you had told me at the time that I would have married one of my classmates, Erika Eason, at the time I would have been pretty
shocked. I spent sixth-grade at tiny Olinda Elementry School in Brea, before moving on to Brea Junior High for grades seven
and eight. I graduated from Brea Olinda High School, where I was heavily
involved in the track and cross-country running teams. In 2006 I was the first athlete inducted into the Brea Olinda High School Cross-Country Hall of Fame. I spent four full years and one extra quarter at
Cal Poly Pomona where I continued my adventures in running on the Bronco's
cross-country and track teams before graduating with a degree in Computer Information Systems in December of 2000.
||Since college, I've been working in the field of software programming. These days I'm the Technology Solutions Manager at Vivid Learning Systems. I manage a team
of programmers who develop the infrastructure needed to create deliver and track online training courses. Lately, a lot of our efforts have been focused on developing
training for mobile devices (tablets, phones, etc.) which is pretty exciting.
||Throughout my life I've been involved in many activities and hobbies, starting with soccer and boy scouts as a child. Today my hobbies include running, astronomy,
chess, computer programming, and wine among many other things. Lately I've been tinkering with hobby electronics as well.
|You might know me as:
Depending on where you hang out on the web, you might have run across me posting under one of my online identities...
- Wikipedia - I write and edit articles under this alias, mostly about wine
- Cloudy Nights - I occasionally post to this astronomy website under this name
- CellarTracker - I post wine tasting notes and keep my cellar inventory on this site
- Wine Spectator - I used to post to these forums under this alias