An interview with Michael Wilbur - Class of 1996:
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Baltimore County and raised in Carroll County, Taylorsville, MD
Year of graduation from Saint John’s
I attended Loyola Blakefield for my Freshman year, 1993
I joined SJPH my Sophomore year, 1994, and graduated in 1996
What activities/sports did you participate in while at Saint John’s?
SJPH Key Club: 1994
SJPH Ski Club: 1994 – 1996
SJPH Soccer: 1994 – 1996
SJPH Photography Club: 1995 – 1996
Favorite memories from Saint John’s
I was vocal during my senior year and very active within the school. The rallies were incredible! We had the best HS basketball player, at the time, in our class, Nate James. Watching him play and dunk was a highlight! I helped him pass English class.
Talking to Phil Amrhein (Chemistry teacher) after class: The guy blew me away with his knowledge of and enthusiasm for chemistry. He was very animated and made me laugh.
Listening to Col. Christopher Siedor (History teacher) go off on tangents during class about his days flying a Huey during the Vietnam War.
Walking down to the “Cesspool” with friends
After-school walks to Uni-Mart
Skiing with classmates on Friday nights at Whitetail
College / Grad school / Major
Self-taught – Certified Network Engineer with 19 Microsoft and Cisco Certifications
IT Manager for a veterinarian who owns 8 pet-related businesses in DC and MD.
What are your hobbies?
Outside of technology, I enjoy playing disc golf and travelling. I’ve been to 49 states and look forward to crossing off Hawaii sometime very soon!
I’m an amateur astronomer and love listening to lectures by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan
I also enjoy flying planes. Beechcraft Baron 58s and Cessna 172s are my favorite!
Where do you live now?
Do you stay connected to Saint John’s classmates?
I’ve had lunch with a couple of people from my class, but the experience of reuniting through social media and the reunion has yielded more contact with old friends. I hope to reconnect on a steady basis with more people after the reunion.
Have you seen the new campus?
Yes, it is incredible. I was very sad to learn that the old school was demolished, but at least the Mansion remains. I love the location of the new campus. Very large and secluded gives it a down-to-earth and intimate feel, which is how I remember SJPH.
If you would like to share the story of your life since graduation from Saint John’s please contact Michele Rogers.