Michael has an extensive background in science and engineering with a focus on creating healthy manufacturing and work areas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Long Beach State University. While studying at San Diego State University, he participated in a marine study of sea urchins as a food source with the National Science Foundation that has been added to the collections of the Library of Congress. He worked in his family’s industrial chemical company in sales, engineering and management positions after college, where he developed custom chemical formulations and detoxification procedures. Concern with the environmental impact of toxic materials in the workplace led him to start a contracting business that specialized in detoxifying both commercial and residential properties. His firm also handled remodeling projects for persons with chemical sensitivities. Following a move to the Pacific Northwest, his background has proven invaluable in developing safe manufacturing processes and pure ingredient formulas for Herbalix Restoratives body, hair and skin care products.