Michael Hirko has grown up as a Bend Elk. His carrier started as a bat boy at age 8. He continued on as an employee for the Richards from 14 years all the way until he played for the Bend Elks in college. Michael is happy to continue his life with the Bend Elks and be the general manager. He graduated from Bend High School and went on to George Fox University to play as a pitcher and graduate in 2015.