Mike Harper has been involved with the Y since August 1990, however his first experience with the Y was as a child when he would attend with his cousin.
He returned to the Y in 1990 when he was looking for a job, and the Y had an opening in maintenance for a groundskeeper. Today Mike serves as the Building and Grounds Director and serves our members and participants by keeping the facility clean, safe, maintained, and properly groomed.
The person that he is the most thankful for meeting is Mr. Jim Fleming. He came to the Y every day to volunteer his time to the Y. What inspires Mike the most about him was the passion and desire to help the Y and others at the Y at his age. Unfortunately he has long since passed away, but he still lives on in Mike’s heart and mind.
The Y has helped Mike by showing him what it really means to serve a community.