Once described as “a disarmingly earnest combination of spiritual guru and travel agent with a strange obsession with Joseph Campbell,” Michael is a seasoned traveler, speaker, consultant, educator, entrepreneur, and organizational consultant who has dedicated his life to helping others transform their lives through travel. He believes that through travel, we all embark on our own Hero’s Journeys, and that the experiences we have while traveling can not only transform our lives but create lasting change in our families, communities, and the world. Inspired by his own life-changing travel experiences, Michael launched his first travel company, Muddy Shoe Adventures, in 2012 as a way to support others in traveling with more intention and mindfulness, ultimately inspiring them to use their experiences as catalysts for changing their lives. Michael earned his MBA and Ed.D. from Pepperdine University. He is Co-Founder of the Transformational Travel Council and helped launch Explorer X in 2017.