Hello. I'm a web developer residing in River Falls, Wisconsin. Photography, videography, coding, marketing, and non-fiction writing are my interests. I maintain this web site ( and this one) to develop my skills as a web developer and to feature my interests. (If you need a different make or model of Mike Woolsey you can find a good supply right here.)
What I've been up to for the last few decades...
Photographer and darkroom technician for a weekly newspaper and the Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Managed the River Falls, Wisconsin community television station in the mid-1990s where I produced and developed local programs.
- Created the city of River Falls first web site. (See 1998 version)
- Created websites for the Post-Bulletin daily newspaper in Rochester, Minnesota.
- Developing web sites and online services at UW-River Falls since 2001
Evenings and Weekends
Served as an illustrator and psychological operations specialist in the US Army Reserve during the early 1990s.
Elected to the River Falls city council in 2006. Also served appointments on the utility board, on and off, for about 10 years beginning in 2002.
Currently a member of the River Falls Plan Commission.
Also serve on the board of directors for Grow to Share, a charitable organization that provides fresh produce to our community food shelf.
Graduated from Northeast Metro Technical College (Century College), White Bear Lake, Minnesota in 1993.
Attended UW-River Falls and I'm currently taking marketing courses at the technical college down the street from my home.
I ride my bicycle to work every day, even in the winter. My spouse and children are fantastic and my dog is a fearful and troubled creature. I enjoy cooking meals for them. I mean for the people...not the dog.
"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide." -D.W. Winnicott
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle
"The truth is like poetry-- And most people hate poetry" - Film, The Big Short
"Just like what you like." - I said that.
"I said that." - Bob Dylan, Talking WWIII Blues
Thought provoking people that interest me:
Stephen Shore (Artist, Photographer)
William Eggleston (Artist, Photographer)
Dianne Hagaman (Photographer, Writer)
Gerhard Richter (Painter)
Charles Bukowski (Poet)
M. Scott Peck (Psychiatrist)
Bob Altemeyer (Prof. of Psychology)
Barbara Ehrenreich (Author)
Temple Grandin (Animal Science Professor)
Slavoj Zizek (Philosopher)
Eudora Welty (Photographer, Author)
Loren Munk (A.K.A James Kalm, Artist)
Jared Diamond (Anthropologist)
Cindy Sherman (Artist, Photographer)
Cy Twombly (Painter)
Etta James (Vocalist)
Naomi Klien (Author)
Joseph Campbell (Professor, Mythologist)
Robert Reich (Economist)
Rebecca Solnit (Author, Activist)
Noam Chomsky (linguist, philosopher, critic)
Edward Bernays (Propagandist)