We're excited to announce the newest member of the SilviaTerra team - Mike Holkesvik!
Hailing from South Dakota, Mike grew up where the deer and the antelope play. He spent his childhood in the great outdoors, whiling away afternoons fishing, hiking, and reading old books.
Mike's interests include fishing, hiking, and... FALCONRY
Mike earned a degree in Computer Science from Yale University, where he met SilviaTerra founders Zack and Max. At the time, Mike was channeling his love of the outdoors into a website that helped people find great hunting guides. After graduating, Mike worked as a software developer for Redfin - a technology-driven real estate brokerage startup in Seattle.
The Yale Alumni Magazine featured Mike's "Mongol Rally" team on the cover - epic!
Immediately prior to joining SilviaTerra, Mike drove ten thousand miles from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally. His team - the "Bad Latitudes" - was the largest team in event history. After countless flat tires, car breakdowns, and narrowly-avoided international incidents, they successfully made it across to the finish line.
At SilviaTerra, Mike will be working hard to make us faster, better, and stronger. Keep an eye out for lots of improvements, speedups, and new features. Welcome aboard Mike!