For the past 20 years of my life, I have worked in the music industry. First as the co-founder and drummer for  Big Tent Revival. Spence_SmithSecond as an Artist Relations Director for Compassion International. Both have been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined but never did I see they were all a platform in which I’ve been able to develop into who I am today.

Along the way, I became someone who connects people either for mutual business purposes or just because they would find a lot in common as friends. This life has given me the ability and time to mentor others, brainstorm ideas, work through ideas and see these ideas take on a life of their own. In the most recent years, I’ve taken on another life as a blogger and social media consultant. I cofounded a one day seminar on social media while consulting artists, authors and speakers in how to harness the power of the digital revolution. On occasion I get to work with companies as they are starting up and help them get there social media life started. The guys at Skratch Labs are a great result of that effort. I’m very proud of them and love what they do. This site used to have over 600 posts on it until one day I lost all those posts while fixing my site when it was hacked. OOPS!! Time to start over.

My life involves a lot of travel which has taken me into Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe and yes, even that small little town in the middle of nowhere probably in your state that no one has ever heard of. For me there’s nothing like a freshly cleaned airplane cabin waiting to take us on another adventure.Spence_Micah

My outlet that helps me bring life more into focus, gives me energy and keeps me a little more sane than the day before is triathlon. I love triathlon. I’ve completed over 30 triathlons including an Ironman and Half Ironman. Several half marathons,10k’s and 5k’s. It’s one of those areas in life I can push myself and learn how I’m reacting to the environment around me, my body and work through how my mind processes the goals at hand. Plus it just makes me happy. I love to write about the process and you will see that I love all things AlohaSkratch Labs and Newton Running Shoes.

I’m also a father, husband and friend who comes with a lot of success and failure as a human who wakes up everyday thankful to be alive.

Of all that I have done, the title of Father is probably the one I’m most proud of and has completely changed my life. You see, I’m a first time dad in my forties. A late comer to fatherhood, but glad to be a dad none the less.

So, when you visit my blog or sign up to receive my posts in your inbox, I will be writing about the life lessons I pull from fatherhood, triathlon, travel, social media and well… experiencing life itself.

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