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.
- Grades 6-12 Design Technology certification
- TEFL/TESOL certification
- Hospitality training
- Leadership & management training
- Guitar lessons
- Bilingual instruction
- Adobe Suite
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Final Cut Pro
- Mac & Windows OS
- HSK level 5 Mandarin certified
- Photography & videography
- Product conception and development
- 3-D printing, scanning, & rendering
- Logo & graphic design
- Website/blog production & maintenance
Shanghai United International School
August 8, 2016
2016-2019 / Shanghai, China: Assistant Head of Middle School / Design Technology Teacher. Lead middle school children through a design process where they can make projects anywhere from robots to wind turbines utilizing modern technological processes and equipment.
Teacher Mike 麦克老师
October 17, 2015
2015-Present: Create and produce weekly video lessons aimed at helping Chinese students improve their language abilities and understand Chinese-American cross cultural relations utilizing YouTube and 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
2011-2016 / 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