Mike Herchel has been passionate about web development since creating his first website in 2001. He co-owned and operated a small development and design agency in the mid-2000s, until moving to a hybrid sys-admin / web developer role at a medium size non-profit in 2007.
Mike started using Drupal in 2008, and has been involved in the Drupal community since 2010. He enjoys presenting at conferences, sharing knowledge as much as possible, and writing about himself in the third person. You can generally find him presenting on usability, front-end development, and many other topics at various web development conferences.
Outside of the digital world, Mike loves everything outdoors including hiking, fishing, kayaking, college football, and hammocking. He owns an awesome telescope that’s over 30 years old and uses it as much as Florida’s swampy weather will let him.
Mike lives with his perfectly wonderful little daughter and two very bad dogs that like to lay in the hammock with him.
Mike plays adult coed kickball. His team's name is "Kickin' Sass"!