In 2012, Michael was ranked # 50 in the world among men in towerrunning and earned USATF Masters All-American status in the 5K, 8K, 10K, & 10-mile distances. Also in 2012, Michael became the first and only American to ever finish the German Everest Stair Challenge, where the goal is to climb the equivalent distance from Sea Level to the Summit of Mt. Everest and back down in under 24 hours. Michael completed the challenge in 23 hours, 20 minutes, and 45 seconds. Michael is a member of the International Elite West Coast Labels Towerrunning Team, and is a Co-founder of the Northeast Tower Masters Towerrunning Team, that was referred to as "the Northeast’s pre-eminent stair squad" in the New York Times Magazine article, "How to Make an Ironman Whimper (and Cough)." Away from the sport, Michael works in Finance, trading in U.S. equities markets, and is a Director of a small Maryland-based Biotechnology Company in addition to owning a small business involving the Internet and World Wide Web domain names. Michael is also a CPA and CFP. He holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA and a BS in Accounting from George Washington University. Michael lives in both Bethesda, Maryland and New York City.
A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Seaman has been practicing general dentistry since 1986, and has been the director of The Cambria Family Dental Center - a full service facility for children and adults, since 1989. In addition to practicing dentistry and hosting a weekly call in radio show about dental care, Dr. Seaman has composed music (since the age of 10!) and has written tunes professionally for film, television, musical theatre, cabaret as well as having penned commercial jingles. His song “Safe and Warm” was a Billboard Top 100 Country hit. Dr. Seaman is also half of the singing sensation Jewbilation with nearly 300,000 YouTube hits (see JewbilationMusic on YouTube for more). Currently, Dr. Seaman is in the studio completing two CD's of original pop tunes plus parodies of famous 60's & 70's numbers. Composing original songs for special occasions, including birthdays and anniversaries, has for years been a favorite pastime of Dr. Seaman's and has brought many a smile those who have heard them.
Harrison began his study of painting as a mode of communication. He developed as a realist painter first, building a foundation to best convey his thoughts and dreams. While his focus at the Rhode Island School of Design from which he graduated in 2008 was the allegorical medium of illustration, the kinds of art that have always interested him are conceptual and abstract -- less about communicating narratively and more about communicating actually. While working in Tokyo and in China, Harrison discovered a connection to calligraphy and the action of painting in one breath. He believes this visual language, imbedded with information, has a narrative action in itself and has been exploring this visual language in his own paintings in both form and color. These simplified forms of communication fostered Harrison’s investigation of semiotics and primitive forms of story telling in aboriginal and indigenous tribal artwork and in 2008 traveled to the Peruvian Amazon to conduct his research. For the past two years, Harrison has been writing and illustrating a novel on the subject of Amazonian tribal art and myths. In this work he utilizes the full potential of digital media to create interactive, informative and engaging narratives for a new generation of readers. Additionally, Harrison has been exploring the capabilities of the digital medium this past year after publishing his art magazine online, Vandal Magazine. Harrison’s work has been exhibited both in the US and abroad and can be found in numerous private collections.