Mikel is well known in the Ruby and Rails community as a blogger, the author of the Ruby E-Mail handling library, mail, and for his extensive work on Rails ActionMailer component. Mikel is a member of the Ruby on Rails commit team and is in the top Ruby on Rails contributors world wide. He is also a past elected Committee Member of the Australian Web Industry Association.
He decided to create reinteractive in 2010, having developed Ruby on Rails applications since 2006.
Outside of Rails and work, he does quite a lot of pro bono volunteer work and likes flying his radio controlled helicopters at crazy speeds, often into walls.