Mitchel has been working and experimenting with computers since around the age of 5 and has over 10 years of professional experience in software testing, development, and embedded systems. Notably, before joining Very, Mitchel worked on embedded development for GE Aviation Systems. 

Mitchel considers himself a tinkerer and has a perpetual stream of house and vehicle projects going on, usually revolving around integrating tech in some way or another. Some recent projects include:

  • Replacing his small, falling-over "garage" with a large, heated garage + workspace
  • Converting a box truck into a motorhome
  • Extending his driveway to park said motorhome
  • Adding temperature monitoring to the garage floor-heat system
  • Reorganizing his house solar collection system
  • Moving all his smart home automation to Hubitat for local processing

Mitchel also holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Western Michigan University.