Michael, a California native, has lived on the Mendocino Coast for 50 years. His work as an author and teacher often takes him deep into cyberspace, where he is able to ply his trade as an expert data wrangler and organization coach. His book, The New Independent Home, is an authoritative work on energy self-sufficiency. Previously Michael worked with Charles Bush at the Mendocino Community School. He is also the pro bono webster for the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, Timberwolf Stadium, and Caspar Community.