Name: Mike A. Peterson
Title: Vice President, WebMaster and Net Control Team Member - OVARC
Birthday: February 26th
Hughes Aircraft Company
Self (Owner/Operator - Macintosh Assistance Center)
"A master, in the art of living, draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation.
He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine if he is working or playing. To himself, he always seems to be doing both."
Mike began his career in technology with his military service in the U.S. Air Force. Following his short military career, he went to work in the aerospace industry as an Avionics and Test Equipment Engineer. It was during his employment at Hughes Aircraft in southern California that Mike was first exposed to PCs. He owned one of the first Macs ever offered by Apple, and has been a loyal user and “evangelist” of the Mac ever since.
Mike became the Owner and President of the Macintosh Assistance Center in 1998. He has always been interested in science, technology, and creative pursuits, including Photography, Computer Graphics, Music, Aviation, and Cars.
Mike earned his Technician, and a month later, his General class Amateur Radio License in November 2017. He enjoys talking to fellow Hams around the world on HF, and he's a big fan of D-Star and Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM) digital modes and Raspberry Pi-based "HotSpots".