Mike Kelley grew up in Salinas, California prior to attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1990. He has his private pilot's license and is an avid amateur radio operater. He is the owner/operator for Farwest Electric Control, Inc., an automation engineering company. In his free time you will find him enjoying camping, boating and fishing.
You never have to look to hard to find Mike around the Estrella Warbirds Museum. He has been actively involved in not only the construction of multiple buildings around the campus, but also in the repair and ongoing maintenance. His wealth of knowledge in all things electrical, clear headed thinking and easy to understand terminology makes it a real pleasure to work along side him with the myriad of on-going projects. He's always been quick to volunteer to help with many of the main events put on by the museum.
For years, there has been an eclectic collection of old military radio equipment that has mostly collected dust over the years. Working steadily with Ron Brooks, they established a well organized radio display and, in the process, co-founded the Estrella Warbirds Museum Amateur Radio Station, W6EWM. The Radio Station provides an excellent source of involvement with the local community, introducing like minded people to the operations of the Estrella Warbirds Museum.