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Mike Churchill

I am the owner (along with my wife) of a Dallas-based Search Engine Marketing firm. In that role I specialize in PPC, Web Analytics, and troubleshooting/problem solving for clients. On the hobby/personal front, I enjoy trailriding, wargaming (Warhammer), boardgames, reading, etc.

I am a tinkerer: I like to work at lots of different hobby tasks (though I often never quite get around to finishing them). Part of my attraction to the DMS is interacting with other smart people and learning about their interests. Learning how a task is done is interesting to me even if it is not a project/hobby I intend to take up.


  • Programming
  • Web Analytics
  • Woodworking
  • Horses/ trailriding
  • Miniatures wargaming
    • Playing
    • Miniatures painting
    • Terrain building
  • Halloween props
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • Gadgets

Equipment at Home

  • Table saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Drill press
  • Small router table
  • handheld router
  • Sliding compound miter saw
  • 10" chop saw
  • 220V MIG welder
  • Generator
  • Flatbed trailer and 2 horse trailers
  • Tractor and misc. 3-point tractor equipment, e.g.
    • fence stretcher
    • brushhog
    • Post hole digger
    • landscaping box
    • sprayer
    • Boompole
  • Many cordless and other hand power tools

Want to Learn

  • Improving welding skills
  • Improving woodworking skills (more of a carpenter than a fine woodworker)
  • Working with Arduinos, esp. animatronics
  • Blacksmithing
  • General electronics

Recent Projects

  • Trashcan armor Halloween costume
  • Wargaming terrain
  • Custom-molded hand armor for wife's broken hand
  • A PrintRBot 3D printer (with crucial help from Pawl)

Future Projects

  • Building a "chuckbox" for camp cooking
  • Arduino-controlled Strandbeest
  • Arduino-controlled Charlieplexed LED cube