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Hi, I’m Mike.

I’m the CEO at The Duckbill Group, a consultancy that fixes the horrifying AWS bill while keeping you entertained through our newsletters and podcasts. I previously worked as an Operations Engineer/DevOps Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer. I do quite a few other things as well, which you can read about below.

Outside of clients and other work-related projects, I’m a wine and beer aficionado, having acquired my WSET Level 2 certification in Dec 2016 and Certified Beer Server certification in July 2017. I enjoy working on old cars (latest project: restoring a 1984 BMW 3 series) and traveling.

I’m originally from Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!), though I spent many years in Phoenix, AZ and San Francisco, CA. I currently reside in Portland, OR.