Mike Meiners is a creative generalist and founder and CEO of Hackstudio, a place where kids learn to succeed by being who they are. Prior to founding Hackstudio, Mike founded and served as CEO of Cinemetro, Inc., where he wrote, produced and directed the motion picture “The Trouble With Dee Dee.” Since 2001, Mike has operated Meiners Design, where he has designed company identities, earned patents and won a national furniture design competition. He was a co-founder of HouseHaus LLC, an architecture and design firm producing work that has been exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and featured in Chicago Home and Garden magazine. Mike has been an actor since childhood and continues study and perform.