Mr. Mickens attended elementary school in Highland and graduated from Richardson Prep Junior High and San Gorgonio High schools.
At an early age, he
acknowledged Christ as his
Lord and savior.A member of St. Paul AME Church
, San Bernardino County
played an active role in Sunday school, children's church, YPD and the junior usher board.He attended DeVry University, Pamona, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering.While attending Keller Graduate School of Management, he pursued a master's degree in information systems management.After being pursued by major companies in the technology industries, he took the position of final testing equipment engineer at ASML/SVG Thermo Division, Orange.He was later employed by MWB Business Systems as a field IT Specialist in Victorville.