Mike Marjama is a licensed real estate professional and a trailblazing athlete using his platform to advocate for mental health, wellness, and personal development. Mike spent 10 years on an amazing journey chasing his dream of being a professional baseball player, climbing through the minor leagues to eventually make his Major League debut in 2017. In 2018, he was recognized as one of the 30 best catchers in Major League Baseball, serving as the Opening Day catcher for the Seattle Mariners.
As a former professional athlete, he recognizes how athletes can create positive impacts by sharing their stories and advocating for their passions. In 2018, he shared his challenges with a national audience through LeBron James digital media company, Uninterrupted, bringing awareness to how mental health and eating disorders can impact young men, athletes and beyond. Mike’s personal challenges with mental health and eating disorders, beginning early in his life have helped shape his new journey as a Realtor, nationally acclaimed speaker, consultant, and real estate investor. Mike is the first male professional athlete to speak out about eating disorders and their impact on athletes and his story has been featured by MTV, Good Morning America, The Doctors, CBS Today and countless others. Most notably in 2018, Mike traveled to the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. and addressed members of Congress about crafting better legislation for those affected by mental health.
Mike currently lives in Granite Bay and works daily between the Truckee/Tahoe region and Sacramento as the CEO of The Marjama Group to best inform, educate and serve alongside his grandparents Corky and Gigi Heckendorn, whom have more than 55 years of real estate experience. Yet he also spends his time around the country speaking at events, supporting the work of nonprofits, and helping craft better legislation to improve mental health and wellness.
He’s the proud uncle to his brother Jake’s three beautiful children and biggest fan of his sister Abby, University of Alabama Volleyball star. Roll Tide.