A native of Ireland Michael, together with his family, emigrated to Canada in 1991. From an early age he was interested in both design and aviation. When his friends were doodling fast cars or boats he was designing huge airports. His interest in aviation led him to join the local Air Training Corp which resulted in awards for aircraft recognition – “there was a time when anything that could fly I could name” Michael’s other claim to fame was his ability to say the phonetic alphabet in seven seconds flat – without a pint of Guinness first! Michael entered the business world at 17 and followed the familiar ups and downs that entrepreneurs always tread. At 38 he was in a position to retire, so he did, for one day! For the past seven years, together with his business partner Sandra G. Matthews, he has devoted his life and resources to MOON. This concept development has evolved from a simple scribble on a Vancouver restaurant napkin to a multibillion dollar resort and real estate development project. When complete, somewhere on earth, MOON will allow all of earths 6.5 billion people to get a little closer to the Moon itself.