Mike Castle was born and raised in Maine. He also lived in Massachusetts and after joining the U.S. Navy, he was stationed in Rhode Island. “They say you join the Navy to see the world,” Mike says, “but I didn’t leave New England!”
After leaving the military, Mike worked as a landscaper and in construction. Finally, looking for a new and exciting place to live, he headed across country to live in Alaska, but never quite made it. He ended up in Tacoma, where he worked on a house for Mark Ozias and Lisa Boulware.
Mark and Lisa eventually moved to Sequim and opened the Red Rooster Grocery. Mike built their commercial Kitchen and plumbed and wired the store. When the store closed, he returned to Tacoma, but kept in touch with his friends, and also read the Sequim Gazette. He read an ad for Nash’s early last spring and immediately applied.
“I knew my skill set was what was required in the ad,” Mike remembers, “but I also wanted to learn to farm. I’m really happy to be learning cultivation techniques and the mechanics of tractor driving. It’s not as easy as you might think!”
In addition to his field work, Mike is also putting his construction skills to use.