San Francisco Bay Area, California
Mike McAllen grew up in the mean streets of Hillsborough, California. He went to school at Burlingame High School, Canada College and California State University, Chico. He then went to University of California Santa Cruz to study hazardous materials management. Graduated from 3 Fire Academies. He worked as a Firefighter for several years. Injured on a fire he became an artist and then fell into the world of meeting, events and media/video production. He now is one of the co-founders of Grass Shack Events & Media.(http://grassshackroad.com) Mike is one of the founders of Eventcamp.org and MeetingsPodcast.com and AVforPlanners.com. (All event related businesses) He has a beautiful wife, a daughter and a grandson named Mayson. He has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parrots, 60 thousand bees and a pond full of Koi and goldfish. Mike enjoys bullwriting, mountain climbing, big wave surfing and steel cage fighting. Mike often podcasts, drinks and likes giving out smiles and hugs. (Bullwriting = Professional Bull Writers Assocation) Deep respect for people shorter than me.