Mike Van Winkle is a web developer and engineer based here in Petaluma. He was raised in various undisclosed locations in the South, including but not limited to Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas. He hit the grid at 21, leaving his heritage behind, and moved to Chicago, IL where he lived for more than a decade with cast member Jackie Van Winkle. He studied theatre in college but earned degrees in Political Science and Social Science. His interests are as varied as his origins, ranging from history, to sports, to music, to meteorology.