My name is Mike Gale, and I am a lifetime resident of Ridley Park. I grew up on Collier Circle, and after I was married, my wife and I bought a house back on Collier Circle. We raised three boys in Ridley Park; our youngest son served four years in the U.S. Marines during wartime. We now have one granddaughter.

I graduated from Ridley High School in 1976 and have worked in data processing for 32 years, the past 19 years for Quintiles IMS, a global company providing IT services to the pharmaceutical industry. I have been a volunteer for Taylor Hospice in Ridley Park for over a decade. I am one of the founding members of the Hetzel Park Civic Association, whose mission is to promote civic interests and empower neighbors to build their communities by developing and improving the physical, economic, cultural, and educational aspects of the neighborhood.