Through our relationship with Catalpa Labs, Mike Michaud overseas application development for Purposes Inc. Mike loves the dynamics of entrepreneurial work and has been on the ground floor of technology startups in one capacity or another for his entire adult life. He is the president of Catalpa Labs when one is required, a project manager when one is needed, and a very contented Rails developer in between. He has been programming computers since before he could spell, and has been helplessly and happily hooked on making cool things since well before that.
He is father to a 3 year old who has already mastered the using of screwdrivers, and husband to a beautiful and very patient wife who has become quite adept at the hiding of screwdrivers. He is a fifth generation Fort Collins native and excels at talking about all the best trails for mountain biking, cliffs for diving, rocks for climbing, and wilderness areas for backpacking. He is occasionally at least passable at making use of them as well. When he is not creating things with a keyboard, he is an avid gardener, a shameless foodie, a wannabe photographer, a capable machinist, and an absolutely insatiable tinkerer-at-large.