In his personal formula for the big D (determination), Michael Boulter says D equals three miles (at least) times 3032 days . . . and counting. You see, that's the total number of days (as of this writing) since June 17, 2007, that Michael has run at least three miles. Dwell on that a sec. More than three thousand consecutive days. Rain or shine. Sick or well. At home or away. And if you're thinking this defines a lot more than determination—things like commitment, passion, dependability, strength—we're right there with you.
Determination has been Michael's constant companion since his formative years in Plainwell, MI, where he grew up with a sister and two younger brothers. He later studied electrical engineering at Kettering University in Flint, MI. Through Kettering's cooperative education program, he worked in an engineering capacity for companies in industries ranging from automotive to national security. After Kettering, he worked for two years for his college fraternity (Phi Delta Thea) and a software developer in Columbus, OH. He also had time to fit in five marathons, finishing as high as seventh overall.
Michael loves volunteering, learning new things and traveling—especially trying new foods in the places he visits. Michael says he lives in a "constant state of wonder," always asking lots of questions as he works through the long list of topics he wants to explore. As for Maestro: "It's not just a software company but an eclectic team of creative individuals who love new challenges. Maestro's core values are at the center of everything we do. You can sense them in our every interaction, see them in our daily actions and feel them in our atmosphere." Michael says it's the remarkable people of Maestro who make it all work. And you can bet he's determined to be one of them.
- Has run at least three miles every single day since June 17, 2007.
- Worked for his college fraternity, traveling the country and recruiting more than 500 new members on ten different college campuses.
- Considers himself an honorary Canadian.
“Sleeping Sickness” by City and Coulor on the album, Bring Me Your Love