I’m from the Internet.
My interest in the Internet started sometime back in 1995 when my family signed up for AOL and from right then I was hooked.
In 1996, while still in high school, some friends and I decided to try and build our own site. Equipped with HTML for Dummies and notepad.exe we started hand-coding our awesome website. We shortly gave up our dream of our own website after we found that it would cost about $100 to register a domain name at the time, and the fact that hosting would have cost much more than two high school kids could dream to afford. Times have definitely changed since 1996.
But still, I was hooked.
I’ve been glued to the Internet and every new thing that came around, from IRC and chatrooms, to web forums, and now social media. I’m an early adopter and jump on all the new sites and services that I learn about.
I do everything on the Internet. I even met my wife Ali online.
A bit about my background
I’m originally from New Jersey, and I lived in the Garden State for 25 years. Like a good Jersey boy I love the Yankees, Devils, Bruce Springsteen and I have high standards for pizza. Sorry to say your favorite pizza is probably crap with sauce and cheese.
After a short stint in Connecticut where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Quinnipiac University, I moved to Houston, Texas to live with my then long distance girlfriend, Ali in 2006.
During the 5 years we lived in Houston I worked for a photo studio as a production artist and at a video and post production house as an editor and producer. After that, I became a production and support manager for a full service web design, development and inbound marketing agency. During that time I worked remotely in San Antonio for a number of years. I was not a work from home fan. In late 2015 I joined Rackspace working on the website team.
After three years of living in San Antonio, my wife and I built our dream house in New Braunfels where we now live.
I love learning new things, and have gotten into several hobbies this way, such as photography and electronics.
Check out the links section, where you will find links to where I am all over the Internet.
If there is anything else you’d like to know, just ask.
I have many skills and specialties. These are a few.
- Project Management
- Quality Assurance
- Customer Support
- Expert grilled cheese sandwich maker
Custom website builds, an updated template, e-commerce sites, web application and integrations, whatever your website project is I’ve managed it and have delivered it on time and on budget.
Every project, every team, needs that person who can look at something and think “How can I break this awesome thing we just built?”. Because end users will definitely do everything in their power, whether knowingly or not, to break the awesome thing you just built.
I love solving problems, and working with clients and co-workers to solve their problems, and educate them on what happened, and on best practices to build a better product for their customers.
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I typically like plain pizza, but other toppings such as pepperoni, bacon, beef, and goat cheese are also acceptable.
Testimonials & Endorsements
“[Mike] was extremely organized, great with communicating upcoming task, changes, deadlines and helped make each job a success.”
“Mike always provided excellent web/development support for my marketing clients and was helpful and responsive with any requests I had. I knew I could count on Mike for any support requests and he was always fun to work with.”
“[Mike] possesses a passion for all things social media, the innate organizational skills and proactivity of an effective project manager, a designer’s eye, and a technical prowess that makes him the go-to guy for, well, just about everything.”