Meet the Team
Michael has a background in media communication, advertising, and special event promotions. He is currently serving as the Technical Director for TEDx San Diego and is involved with a number of special events, fundraising initiatives, and large-scale sports expos. In 2009, he combined his passion for special events with a love of food and joined forces with mixologists, Ian Ward and Lucien Conner, to found Snake Oil Cocktail Co. Prior to Snake Oil Cocktail, Michael served as Business Development Manager for Vision Matrix Productions, a high-end technical event production company specialized in producing large-scale global finance and thought leader summits. Additionally, Michael has a background in natural foods marketing where he has worked for start-up, LightFull Foods, and he has experience working in advertising as an Account Executive at Saatchi & Saatchi NYC. Michael received his M.A. in Communication from The University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. in Communication from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Michael’s partnership building abilities, his vision for recognizing growth potential, and his event sponsorship relations makes him a vital part of the team at Snake Oil Cocktail Co.