Michael has more than 15 years of experience being the link between communications teams and IT, helping them work together to reach targeted audiences using digital technology. He comes from a technology background, working with content management at Microsoft, Starbucks, AT&T, and Nike. Michael holds a Masters degree in Business Management. His Bachelor of Arts is in Communications from Eastern Washington University. An Accredited Business Communicator, Michael has also chaired the Advisory Board for Certified Office Professional/Computer Applications Programs at Renton Technical College. He loves trains and railroads, writes poetry, and lives with four cats and a dog, as well as his family.