Michael joined the Foundation in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Human expansion into the solar system has been his personal mission since he was Chairman of the Moon Society in 2004 and co-founder of Masten Space Systems in 2005. Since then he has helped build a social networking startup, an IT consultancy, and a seed-stage venture capital fund. He is a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate and President of the Georgia chapter of the National Space Society. He received an MBA from Georgia Tech in 2011 and resides in northern Atlanta.