Michael Lake-Bakaar has had a lifelong passion for leading people and business management. He started out as a Navy SeaBee and moved into construction management, spending the last two decades in a leadership role on numerous large-scale projects. He has a formal education in Business Management from CU Denver’s Business School. Michael has also had an enduring love of animals of all kinds that started from an early age while growing up in Southern Louisiana–snakes and catahoulas included! When he’s not running Evolution, Michael enjoys being active, running races with Geri and fishing. He loves to travel around the world for fishing trips such as Costa Rica and Alaska. Michael and Geri have two dogs and a beautiful daughter who also loves animals.