Mike Green was born in Arizona but lived in Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska before he entered third grade. His formative years were spent in Antelope Valley, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. After his military service, he spent eight years in Anchorage where he married and started a family. Seattle held him for thirteen years and he has been in Tucson ever since. He has held many titles over the decades although his favorites are husband, father, grandfather, and sergeant of Marines.