Mike Willis

Profile Updated: June 14, 2020
Where do you live? Kent, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Name: Diane
Children: Kellen, born 1981
Katie, born 1984
Jaren, born 1987
Military Service: Air National Guard  
Homepage: www.willisconsultants.com
Occupation: Retired teacher/coach. Private educational consultant specializing in college admissions.
School Story:

Being on a basketball team that won the state championship provided a lifetime of memories, good friends and a career. Terrible student. Thanks to Scott McClellan for getting me through Guillory's senior English class! The interesting twist is that I taught English for four years! Don't worry I got a lot better with diagramming sentences and identifying a dangling participle!

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Taught/coached basketball at Tahoma High School 1975-1979
Taught/coached at Green River Community College 1980-1991
Taught/coached at Kennedy High School 1992-2005
Taught/coached at Bellarmine Prep 2006-2014
Retired in January 2014.
Now own an educational consultant business.

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Jan
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Jan 24, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Hi Dean. Happy birthday. Seems like both of us are doing the grandparent thing well! My wife and I travel between Boise and Los Angeles taking care of 4 granddaughters. 6-4-2-less than 1! They keep us very busy...that is good. Been playing a lot of golf even in the quarantine. Both Al Dieckman and I are planning next summer's reunion activities. Wish you could come home and see most of the gang! Send me your email address and I will get you in the loop. Enjoy your day Dean.---Mike

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Jan 20, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Hi Jim. Hope you and Martha are doing well. Miss seeing you at our golf outings. Vaccine is here so maybe we will all be able to get the reunion group together again real soon. Getting back out on the course will good therapy! Enjoy your birthday my friend.---Mike

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Jan 18, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Good morning Linda. Happy birthday. Most of us who lived up in Skyway or Campbell Hill knew who you were. Maybe the best athlete at the high school though Football and Basketball got all of the attention. I enjoyed reading your story...very accomplished. Congrats! Hope you have a fun day planned...again...happy birthday.---Mike

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Jan
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Jan 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 at 9:23 AM

Happy birthday Julianne. In a moment of boredom I was driving back from a trip to the store and decided to drive by our college alma mater...GRCC. Of course they are no longer a Community College just a college. Can't believe that little ole school we both went to a million years ago is now a huge deal on Lea Hill. Still a beautiful school in the woods though. Hope you can find something to do today to celebrate. Wish I could be there with you. Happy birthday Julianne.---Mike

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Jan
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Jan 10, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Hi Steve. You must be out on the water doing something? It's your birthday. Fishing, crabbing, netting something? I know it is not golf. All of us hope you are well and wish you a happy birthday. Hope to see you soon.---Mike

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Jan 10, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Hi Kay. Just a simple hello and birthday wish. Hope you and Ron are in good health and staying safe in this crazy environment we are in. Soon we will all be back together celebrating life! Enjoy---MIke.

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Jan
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Jan 09, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Posted on: Jan 06, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Hello fellow retired educator! Hope you are doing well and found a small sliver of time to celebrate your birthday? Lots going on in our nation today. I hope the fireworks I heard was in celebration of your special day! It might be best if you simply turn the television off or look to find some other kind of HGTV channel. Happy birthday Judy. Thanks too for having a presence on this site and being a great classmate. Enjoy---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 21, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Good morning Suzy. Happy birthday! I normally would suggest doing something outside but with all of our restrictions that may be hard to do. Time for you to come home isn't it? We miss you. Enjoy your day and please say hi to Jon./. Stay safe.---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 12, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Posted on: Dec 12, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Hi David. Sorry I missed your birthday...technical difficulties! Hope you are doing well? Have not seen you in months. Hopefully soon we will all be able to take off the masks and actually congregate. Until then I am just fine communicating with you and other classmates electronically! Enjoy your day. Happy birthday.---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 09, 2020 at 9:08 AM

Good morning Stacy. Always great to offer birthday wishes to a classmate! Hope you are doping well and have a fun day planned. Happy Birthday!---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 07, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Hi Leroy. Been a tough year for many of us. Hope you are doing well and staying safe. Most of our reunion events had been cancelled this year but hope to see you in months to come. Enjoy your day. Happy birthday.---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 06, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Hi Leon. Even though we don't see you enough these days we still think of you. Hope you are doing OK in beautiful Tenino! Happy birthday!---Mike

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Dec 06, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Posted on: Dec 06, 2020 at 10:05 AM

Good morning Sue. Wish I had a few Whidbey stories to tell like Larry. I am now craving some Penn Cove muscles! My Dad had a summer place up there so I am familiar with some fun birthday locations. Hope you find a few and enjoy the local brew! Happy birthday---Mike

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Dec
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Dec 03, 2020 at 4:56 AM

Posted on: Dec 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM

Good morning Terry. Hoping you have a wonderful birthday celebration planned today? Living in God's country should give you lots of options for celebration...assuming of course you are able to dig yourself out of the snow bank! Miss seeing you at our reunion events. Hopefully next year. Enjoy---Mike

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Nov
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Nov 24, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Posted on: Nov 24, 2020 at 12:17 PM

Hello Doug. This is my annual "happy birthday" wish coupled with a new "hope you are well" comment. Interesting times we find ourselves in. My sincerest hope is that we all can gather again soon and share a new round of stories. Stay safe and enjoy your day!---Mike

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Nov
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Nov 23, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Hi Sandy. Not a blogger so this medium will have to do! Happy birthday. Interesting times we find ourselves in. Hope you and Dave are staying safe and will find a way to celebrate Thanksgiving without breaking protocol! Hope we can see each other again real soon.---Mike

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Nov 23, 2020 at 2:42 AM

Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Hello Mary Anne. Have not seen or heard from you in a while. Hope you are well and dealing with our nation's medical situation. Happy birthday. Hope it is a memorable one.---Mike

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Nov 17, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Happy birthday afternoon to ya Mr. Young. Do you feel your age? You really are young then. Have missed you at our reunion golf outings. Hopefully we can all get back to some form of normalcy real soon. Enjoy your day Dave.---Mike

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Nov
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Nov 10, 2020 at 11:16 AM

A kiss? Really? Are you sure you don't have me confused with Willenborg?! Little ole me kissed a Homecoming Princess? I was far too shy to ever do that. I'm honored that you
remembered though.

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Nov 09, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Hi Gayle. You are the only person I know who has ever had an address in Bow, WA! Population of what...10? You are most likely the only one with a birthday today as well! Congrats Ms. Gayle and happy birthday. Not sure how you are celebrating these days...seems like everything is shut down. But whatever it is I hope you are having some fun. Praying that we as RHS alums will be able to gather again in December. We will see. Enjoy your day.---Mike

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Coach Willis and Coach Abhold have coached the Bellarmine frosh for the past 6 years.
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The family at son Kellen's July 2011 wedding.