Michael is a seasoned traveler, speaker, consultant, educator, accidental entrepreneur, brussels sprout enthusiast, and recovering organizational consultant who has dedicated his life to helping others transform their lives through travel. Inspired by his own life-changing travel experiences, Michael launched Muddy Shoe Adventures in 2012 as way to support others in traveling with more intention and mindfulness, ultimately inspiring them to use their travel experiences as catalysts for changing their life.
Michael earned his MBA and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Pepperdine University. He is a Co-Founder of the Transformational Travel Council. Michael helped launch Explorer X in 2017 and serves as the Chief Adventure Officer, handling the day-to-day operations while also overseeing all aspects of the travelers' experiences.