Experience You Can Count On
– Published in over 300 print and digital publications in 2017-2019
– Small business owner for over 15 years
– 2016 award winning video producer

What kind of projects do you take on? I take on all sorts of projects. In the last couple of years, I’ve written articles related to automobiles, small-businesses, collectibles, the homeless-population, art, music, parenting, social-media, skate & surf culture, tech and the tattoo-art lifestyle.  This includes print and internet articles, blog posts, news reports, press releases, bios and features.  I can create multi-media packages, which include written content, photography and videography.

Can you cover a race team at the Baja 1000 in Ensenada, BC — or a tattoo artist in Mexicali, BC?  Yes, because of the diverse nature of my previous assignments, I feel comfortable covering mostly anything.

Click here to see my Tattoo Magazine article on La Mujer Vampiro.  She’s a tattoo artist that I met in Mexicali in 2015.

How much do you charge for your services?  The price depends on the size of the project and the amount of time involved.  I generally charge $75 per hour.

How much do you charge for full packages?  The price varies on the complexity of the project.  Here’s one example: If you need me to cover an event within the city of San Diego, and need a 500 word count written article, a 3-minute edited-video, and photo coverage.  I can offer you the package for $1500.

Click here to view a similar package that I produced for Easyriders magazine in 2015.

How far will you travel to cover a story?  I can drive to Los Angeles for a $150 surcharge.  I can also cover a story in Las Vegas for a $250 surcharge.

If I give you multiple projects, can you give me a discount?  Yes, I encourage this.  Please don’t be shy and email me with a proposition.

Mike interviewing with Rosario Dawson at Imperial and Euclid avenues during a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016.

How do you work out payments?  After we’ve agreed on a price, I will expect a 50% deposit.  Deposits can be made through a direct deposit into my Wells Fargo bank account, a money order sent to Box 16681, San Diego, CA 92176, or a payment via Paypal.  After the project is completed, the balance will be due.

How fast is your turnaround time?  The full package as mentioned above, should take 7-business days to complete.

May I purchase just the photos, raw video, and/or sound on tape, rather than purchase the whole package?  Yes, most definitely.  Email me for details.

Can you cover breaking news?  Yes, I have covered these type of stories in the past.  I also have a press pass that grants me access to various locations in the San Diego county.