Michael grew up in the San Francisco bay area in the late sixties and early seventies. He worked for a miniature golf course company through high school and during the summers in college. That job allowed him to travel throughout California and Arizona and instilled in him a love for driving alone on long lonely stretches of road. He holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and received an MBA from Arizona State. Most of his career centered in the creation and development of software companies in the state of Washington. He speaks fluent Finnish and would welcome any conversation in that unique language. He is married to KoreAnn and has five grown children and a cat named CeeCee. His passion now is to write and windsweep the rest of his life.