Michael Jenkins

Hello all,My name is Mike Jenkins. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and currently spend my time between Phoenix and San Francisco, California. I am a teacher/coach at a local high school and a journalism graduate from the University of Arizona. I am a sports junkie who loves to compete in just about any area whether it be hiking or checkers.I am a big Arizona Diamondbacks supporter and always have been from the moment they arrived in the Valley. The days of Yamil Benitez, Andy Benes and the great Travis Lee to Randy Johnson, "Gracie" and Curt Schilling were among my most fond as a sports fan. I continue to have season tickets and hope the team remains in the Valley for years to come.I am also a diehard soccer fan. My favorite club team is Chelsea FC from London. The passion and power of Didier Drogba dragged me back into pro soccer as I have become a somewhat crazed fan of the English Premier League waking up at the crack of dawn so I can see the early games on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the West Coast. I saw Chelsea this summer in New York and seeing the FA Cup and the Champions League trophies while watching my squad play in Yankee Stadium is among the coolest things I have ever done.I am engaged to my beautiful fiance' Jennifer and am completely lucky to have her in my life. She puts up with my sports fanaticism although it is definitely tempered compared to what it was in the past.I also support the Phoenix Coyotes, the Arizona Cardinals and the only true university in Arizona, The University of Arizona in Tucson. Bear Down Wildcats!!!