As a co-founder of STCCK, Michael wears a lot of hats, including producer, editor, shooter, and director. Growing up in Central Oregon, he graduated from the University of Portland with a pre-medical degree. Following stints in Alaska where he conducted research and LA where he modeled, Mike returned to Oregon, where he realized his love of video production. Working his way up the ladder, he became the general manager of one of the top micro stock video production companies in the world. After continually increasing sales for 4 years, Michael decided to start his own micro stock company with his friend Aaron Wong
. Together they created STCCK. In his free time, Mike likes to tame wild stallions, fight forest fires, deliver babies, and read to seniors.