Hi I’m Michael
I'm passionate about many things in my life, but coming up with new ideas and sharing knowledge are both high on my list. That is why I love teaching, and also why I love designing. The only thing more fulfilling than doing those 2 things individually is doing them together. If I can help you out with either one of those things or both, drop me a line and we can chat about it.
With a desire to change the world through design and education, I’m seeking opportunities to utilize my skill set while continually learning new ways to innovate.
- TEFL/TESOL certified
- Hospitality training
- English instruction
- Leadership & management training
- Guitar lessons
- Bilingual instruction
- Adobe Suite
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Final Cut Pro
- Mac & Windows OS
- HSK level 5 Mandarin certified
- Logo & graphic design
- Website/blog production & maintenance
- Photography & videography
- Product conception and development
- 3-D printing & rendering
Shanghai United International School
August 8, 2016
2016-Present / Shanghai, China: Design Technology Teacher. Teach middle school children to make projects anywhere from robots to self-powered cars through the design process utilizing modern technological processes and equipment.
Tian Tian English
October 17, 2015
2015- Present: Create and produce weekly audio and video English lessons aimed at helping Chinese students improve language abilities and understand American culture utilizing Chinese social media outlets.
Great Useful Stuff
October 1, 2014
2014-2015 / Shanghai, China: Designed several innovative household organization solutions, sourced relevant materials, continually revised company website and e-commerce strategies, produced and launched a YouTube “product how-to” video series.
William Angliss Institute
September 1, 2011
2011-Present / Shanghai, China Provide vocational hospitality training for college students pursuing careers in the tourism industry while maintaining our company’s 98% job placement rate.
September 1, 2010
2010-2011 / Shanghai, China: Lead activities and English lessons for primary school students, utilizing games, music and full body response.
Camp Shamineau East
June 1, 2010
2010 Summer (June-August): Inner Mongolia, China Designed camp activities for youth in a wilderness setting, counseled and lead them on outdoor adventures.
Minnesota Teen Challenge
September 1, 2009
2009-2010 / Brainerd, MN Assisted teen and adult men in overcoming life controlling drug and alcohol addictions by addressing their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.
Hebei Foreign Language College
August 14, 2007
2007-2009 / Qinhuangdao, China Provided English instruction as well as organized a variety of on-campus activities such as English corners, frisbee club, and oral English competitions.
Heartland Tile & Marble
November 1, 2003
2003-2007 / Brainerd, MN Launched a successful branch of a full service residential/commercial natural stone & tile company. Exceeded all annual sales quotas and built up one of the most recognizable brand names in central Minnesota.
June 1, 2003
2003 Summer Intern / Rolling Meadows, IL Created deadline sensitive pre-production ‘point of purchase’ displays for companies such as Nike, Gillette, and Timberland as a model design intern.
Bemidji State University
May 14, 2003
Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN: Bachelor of Science in Design Technology, Graduated 2003 Magna Cum Laude
University of Hertfordshire
January 6, 2003
University of Hertfordshire Hatfield, England: Completed 2003 Semester Long Model Design Program
Brainerd High School
May 31, 1998
Brainerd High School Brainerd, MN: Graduated 1998, completed 5 Advanced Placement classes while maintaining a 3.75GPA