Primary background in linguistics and translation (Scottish Gaelic).
Michael has provided many high-quality Scottish Gaelic translations, not just for Mozilla. He is also a gifted lexicographer who runs what has become our biggest dictionary and has helped to create much of the technical terminology that we use in Scottish Gaelic software translation.
Michael is an active member of the Scottish Gaelic (gd) localization team, his love for languages is also a great resource for other l10n teams.
Michael leads the Scottish Gaelic localization effort and has been regularly mentoring newcomers to the Mozilla localization program. He's successful mentor and a disciplined localizer that has been a shining example within the community.
Michael serves Mozilla as the primary Scottish Gaelic localiser, as maintainer of the Scottish Gaelic spellchecking addon, and as a strong voice on behalf of small language communities.