Michael grew up in western Wisconsin, about 8 miles east of the Mississippi River. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. For the first 20 years, his professional career was spent working for large technology companies. In 2015, he switched to a mid-sized company located in Colchester, Vermont, developing software for companies in alcohol production and distribution. After three years, he reflected that his overall career had lacked meaning and he took a sabbatical. During this time he realized that he wanted to drive his energy into a just cause and discovered THINKMD. He joined the company in March 2021 and has thoroughly enjoyed working with wonderful colleagues, while helping the company advance its purpose to improve healthcare for everyone, everywhere.