As a third generation Chimacum High School graduate, Mike Gould learned the value of education in Chimacum Schools in the 1960’s and 70’s. His first day of school resulted in a trip to the office, where Mr. Mueller’s bottom drawer scared him straight. He was kicked out of kindergarten by Mrs. Earl for reading baseball box scores as his career aspiration became clear: professional athlete. Fortunately, his Chimacum education prepared him well for his chosen career. Athletes need to be able to hit, throw, catch, shoot, and run since Mike couldn’t do any of these things, he embarked on a radio sports casting career. Fortunately, Chimacum taught Mike to talk.
For four decades, Mike has enjoyed a career in media and is currently President and CEO of Eastlan Ratings, a company he co-founded when cell phones were the size of a shoebox.
For some reason, Jan married Mike in 1987 and although no one understands why, she has stayed around. They have three grown children and none of them are much good at sports either.
Jan and Mike live and farm on the old Gould Dairy south of Chimacum, the fourth generation of Gould’s to do so. They are passionate about helping Chimacum provide the best public school education in the Northwest.