Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in Seattle. I’m married with two wonderful little girls, I’m an entrepreneur, and I’m a Mormon. When I’ve got some free time I’m usually with the family at the ocean, in the mountains, or working in our garden. From time to time I sneak in some basketball and snowboarding.

 

Naomi's birthday party family photo

Michael with his wife, Karen, and their cute daughters.

 

How did you get started this industry?

I grew up pretty entrepreneurial, and always like the freedom that came from doing your own thing. I actually went to college with plans to become a dentist but after serving an LDS mission I started to realize that I like the running a practice part of dentistry, more than the fixing teeth part. So I started looking at options in business and took an e-business lecture series where we heard from a bunch of engineers in the tech and software space. A few months later I had launched my first tech startup and I’ve been in tech ever since.

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