I’m Michael. I work for Big Sky Resort as their Lead Web Developer and occasionally write about things that I find interesting.
I am am an alumnus of Montana State University Billings and worked as a Resident Assistant. I have a bachelors of arts in Mass Communications and a minor in Music. From around 2007 to late 2012, I operated a web design and computer repair business with my friend and colleague, Amy Kaufman, called Computer Power, which was later renamed to Cold Peak.
In March 2013, I was hired as Big Sky Resort’s Lead Web Developer. My duties include managing and developing our website using Ingeniux CMS to populate content, creating, developing, and maintaining our resort-wide digital signage system, and managing IBM Watson, our CRM and email platform.
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 constructed as 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 at MSU Billings.