I’m Michael. I am a senior web developer for Boyne Resorts and occasionally write about things I find interesting.
From around 2007 to late 2012, I operated a web design and computer repair business with my good friend and colleague, Amy Kaufman, called Computer Power, later renamed to Cold Peak. Our business was located within Billings, MT.
I am am an alumnus of Montana State University Billings, class of 2011. I have a bachelors of arts in mass communication and a minor in music.
While I was a student of MSU Billings, I worked as a Resident Techincal Assistant from early 2008, assisting residents with activating their internet access and other technical issues within the network, then as a Resident Assistant from mid-2008 to mid-2011.
I received two awards my freshman year in college – the outstanding residential leader award and emerging student leader award.
I was part of the founding team who created the Experience Leadership Project at MSU Billings, now known as LEAD at MSUB. The program was intended to be a bridge for student leaders from high school to transition to leadership roles inside the college setting by introducing incoming students to the clubs and organizations MSU Billings has to offer.
In March 2013, I was hired as Big Sky Resort’s Lead Web Developer. My duties included managing and developing our website, migrating from the then-defunct Serena Collage to the newer Ingeniux CMS, populating content for almost all resort pages, and managing IBM Watson, our CRM and email platform
Later, in mid-to-late-2018, I was tasked with creating, developing, and maintaining our resort-wide digital signage system, designing the Ramcharger 8 programming and content for the ‘big screen’ on the bottom terminal. This application would later be re-used for Swift Current 6’s bottom terminal ‘big screen’ when it opened for the 2021/2022 ski season.
After Big Sky
In December 2019, I transitioned from my role at Big Sky Resort to a role within the Boyne Resorts corporate web team as a senior web developer, collaboratively managing the Ingeniux CMS and centralized codebase.