• Chicago-Area Adobe User Group - Co-founder, Manager
  • Riapalooza, Chicago's premiere Rich Internet Application event - Co-Organizer.
  • Microsoft Technology Summit
  • Illinois Academy of Art Interactive Media Design Program Advisory Board – Appointee
  • Association for Multimedia Communications - Board member
  • Macromedia Users Group Advisory Board – Appointee

Public speaking engagements

  • Ascend Adobe Days
  • KCWebCore Kansas City Adobe User Group
  • Illinois Academy of Design and Technology Chicago Achievement Reception
  • Chicago Motion Graphics Festival
  • SuperMMUG Hong Kong
  • Macromedia User Group Leader Summit
  • Northern Illinois Flash Users Group
  • The Rest of Us Multimedia SIG

Michael is a running coach for Chicago Endurance Sports and has helped hundreds of amateur athletes of all levels achieve their goals, ranging from 5k to marathon.



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