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Etsy Alumni: Mike aka MikeH

May 15, 2007

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UPDATE: Mike no longer works for Etsy.  We will miss you Mike! Keep up the good work in whatever endeavor you pursue. We wish you the best.

[The following was originally published on May 15, 2008.]

Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We are posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work remotely, for the admin to get to know each other!). You’ve seen the admin badge, and maybe you’re a bit curious about the person behind it! For more on Etsy’s mission and about the company, please see our About page (the link is in the little blue footer of every Etsy page).

Next up is Mike aka MikeH, on our Engineering Team. Mike works remotely from Massachusetts so we don’t get to see him all that much here at the Labs. When he comes to visit, he strikes me as a really smart and gentle soul. Plus, he’s also from the armpit of Massachusetts, a bond I also share with Etsy engineer, Alec.

One of his main interests outside of Etsy is video and filmmaking. We on the Storque Team are eager to get him to make a video for this here blog!

Mike sounds like a  fellow with very interesting talents, especially when you ask the other engineers for Fun Facts:

  • He’s a dwarf-shaman.
  • His cat types for him half the time.
  • He has a black belt in twisted.

Mike, unlike most of us, can actually play the guitar instead of just Guitar Hero.* He sent this to me as his awkward photo, but he just looks…talented.

As we all know, Mike is a ninja, but we’ve uncovered early evidence of him as a young pirate:

*Bonus points: in the comments below, name the other Etsy admin who also play guitar.

Mike picked some favorites below. See all posts in this About Us series.


  • SteppingStones

    SteppingStones said 12 years ago

    Hi Mike! Nice to meet you! I grew up in the shoulder of Mass, Woburn. But, as everyone knows you say WooBin!!

  • BusyNothings

    BusyNothings said 12 years ago

    For bonus points: Chris (RevolvingDork), I believe!

  • Sarahkat

    Sarahkat said 12 years ago

    Add Matt and Rob K to that list. There are probably more.

  • excely

    excely said 12 years ago

    I'm just to the left of Woo-stah on that map :) {Waves at Mike} I'm pretty sure in Rokali's "About Us" it actually shows a picture of him playing the guitar...

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle said 12 years ago

    Hey Mike! You are awesome! Always lots of fun when you come & pay us a visit down here at ye olde Etsy Labs. Ha ha ha about the "traffic jam of cats"!

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