Having a passion for entrepreneurship, Michael took the Business Administration program at GPRC,
where in one of his courses, students were tasked with writing a complete business plan for a
fictitious company. Mike based his business plan on a company that he was hoping to start,
involving extreme sports filmmaking.
Graduating from GPRC in 2004 with a Business
Administration Certificate and a full business plan to take to the bank, in 2005, at the age of
20, he incorporated, Velocity Video Productions Ltd.
Capitalizing on the demand for safety and
training videos in the oil & gas industry, Mike expanded into the files of commercial
business, government and not-for-profit agencies to name a few.
Being a one-man enterprise,
during the winter months, Mike returns to his original passion of filming professional
snowmobiling for several large American companies in the remote B.C. backcountry. In the summer
months, he can be found hanging out of a helicopter chasing race boats down the river for the
Canadian circuit of jet boat racing.
In 2011 he produced the World Jet Boat Championships film
and was later invited to New Zealand to film their races on the south island. In 2007, at the
age of 22, Michael was nominated for “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Grande
Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Michael credits GPRC’s faculty and staff with kickstarting
his career and business, allowing him to live his dream.