A Santa Cruz, CA native, Mikael attended California State University, Long Beach where he received his degree in Film and Electronic media with concentrations in Cinematography, Narrative Production and Production Management. Previously, Mikael worked for CBS Television Distribution where he produced and filmed branded content for CBS television shows as well as CBS partner companies. He is now a co-owner of Sea Stand Productions, a Sacramento-based video production company. Mikael is an avid outdoorsman and a NAUI certified underwater cinematographer. Mikael project manages video productions for KJ 2.