All About Michael

Thanks for stopping by to learn a little more about my background.

Work Experience

I’m currently employed at Twitch as a Salesforce engineer.

Prior to that, I spent 6+ years consulting on the Salesforce platform. Over that time, I’ve accumulated a wealth of Salesforce certifications and delivered 3 presentations at Dreamforce, both recognizing my vast knowledge of the ecosystem.

I’ve filled a vast majority of the roles on the delivery side of implementations, working at smaller companies without the separation of responsibilities you might find at a larger company.

  • Technical Architect
  • Solution Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Developer
  • Administrator

Prior to working on Salesforce, I spent a few years consulting on Documentum, primarily building migration tools and portals on the Java stack.

Personal

Currently residing in San Francisco, I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent a few years in New York City. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering.

Other interesting facts about me:

  • I play (and watch) a lot of videogames. Fortunately, I work at a company where this has some professional upside.
  • I spent most of my life telling people that running was too boring to do as exercise (and being terrible at it). Then my wife wanted to run a marathon; 8 months of training later, and we had finished the 2012 Chicago Marathon. And then she wanted to do another, and we finished the 2015 New York City Marathon. I remain terrible at it.
  • I’m a big Denver Broncos fan, as well as an Illini fan. I experienced both a National Championship (loss) in basketball and a Rose Bowl (loss) in football during my time in Champaign. After graduating, the sports outlook has been a lot more depressing.
  • I have done some woodworking as a hobby, primarily on a lathe or whittling. Here is a throwback to my original blog, where I made a post about my first time using the scroll saw.
  • I enjoy photography, and intermittently no longer upload photos to 500px or Flickr.