Mike Irwin



Mike met his future in Italy – his wife and his career. He was in the Air Force back then, and it became his job to help maintain NATO’s telephone towers that were part of what was called the Digital European Backbone. His towers were in the mountains of Northern Italy, and so was his future wife, Fiorella.

When Mike finished his time in the USAF, he and his bride moved to Los Angeles and he landed a job with the long-distance phone company MCI. One day he was working with a client from Phoenix who was so impressed with his work that she said, “I wish we had someone like you in Phoenix.” Well, Mike knew and liked Phoenix — his brother lived there — so he was quick to follow-up on that idea. That was 1985 and he’s been here since. He and Fiorella have a son, K.J., who’s an Air Force pilot, stationed at the 161st Air National Guard at Sky Harbor Airport.

Mike’s company is Clear Digital Networks, in Phoenix. He tells us he’s eager to come share with The Resort residents his passion for the latest in telephone technology.