Mikhail born and grew up in Angarsk, Russia, the Eastern Siberia town, some 100 km away from Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world with 80% of its species endemic to it’s environment.

In 1994 Mikhail moved to the United States. Since then, Mikhail lives in Vancouver/Portland metro area. He enjoys the Pacific Northwest, the evergreen environment and friendly people. Mikhail appreciates the rich local environment and diversity of the PNW communities.

In 2012 Mikhail moved Stephenson, VA, in the Eastern United States, to help start a court reporting and litigation support firm. For a couple of years he and his partner lived and worked, 60 miles  west of the Washington, D.C.  For Mikhail the most prominent and memorable feature about Washington D.C. was the National Mall that represented the culture and history of the United States.

In December of 2013, Mikhail and his partner of 12 years got married at the steps of the Washington, D.C. Capitol. Soon after they returned to Portland/Vancouver area, they had a kid.  Mikhail enjoys being a daddy and a husband. The goal in life as his mom always said is to succeed as a human being.  That’s what he continues to strive for as his ultimate goal in life.