Meet Our Project Manager!
Michael Bright is the Project Manager here at CS Design Studios. He attended Pima Community College and attained an Associates Degree in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis after a long affinity with computers.
Michael’s dad moved he and his family here to Tucson with IBM computer company on a hot July day in 1978. His father was always bringing home the newest IBM technology, and Michael recalls everything from the original Atari game console, to the first IBM laptops, and 16MB hard drives coming out of his dad’s briefcase upon returning home. Michael had always had an interest in drafting, both architectural and mechanical, which he took classes for in high school; but during his senior year, Michael’s dad convinced him to take a computer class. This led to more computer classes in college, and later a career focused in IT.
By 1983, Michael began working in freelance programming, followed by monitoring accounting software, and later becoming CFO in Finance, Accounting, and IT for Tostino Coffee Roasters. In 2003 Michael formed his own company, Bright Solutions Inc, a Computer Support System service that provides support to home users and small businesses. In 2014 he switched gears into real estate as a Short Sale Negotiator.
Changes in the real estate market led Michael back to computers and he found his way to CS Design Studios. He recalls a meeting with CS founder, Wyatt Chambers, reigniting his interest in the world of computers. Now, Michael spends his days coordinating efforts between our team members and our clients to ensure projects are moving forward smoothly. He compiles spreadsheets, takes conference calls, and utilizes Salesforce for the administration and customization needed to make CS tick.
When asked about his favorite work project, Michael recalls both donning a hard hat to tour the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative’s power plant control room, and having a chance to learn the rich history and customs of the Pascua Yaqui Nation while working with them on their groundbreaking ETC program. “The diversity of CS Design Studios client base means that every new client brings a new chance to experience things you’ve never done or learned about before,” says Michael.
Reflecting on his time at CS Design Studios thus far, Michael admits that walking through the old western streets of Trail Dust Town and entering into the neon lit, Star Wars filled offices of CS Design Studios never gets old. The energy he feels in the office as everyone strives to make progress for clients is contagious and motivating every day. “The knowledge and camaraderie of the team makes me proud to be a part of it.” — Michael Bright