Born in Dallas, Texas, Michael Todd McDonald graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1974 and went on to graduate from Dallas Baptist University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Michael’s employment history includes extensive electrical experience from June 1971 to April, 2009 as an apprentice, journeyman, electrical administrator, contractor, and employer. Work includes practically all classes and types of electrical construction, maintenance, industrial, commercial, oilfield, and marine installations.
Specific companies that Michael has worked for include Red Dog Mine, Greens Creek Mine, Alyeska Pipeline, Arco, Delta Western Fuel, USAF, USCG, Von Roll Tramways, Crowley Maritime, State of Alaska DEC Village Safe Water, GCI, Unocal, Phillips Petroleum, Alaska Energy Authority, Veco, Bristol, Bay Native Corporation, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, McGrath Light and Power, Doyon Drilling, and STG, Inc.
McDonald Electric has worked in many locations, including Admiralty Island, Akutan, Alyeska Ski Resort, Alyeska Pipeline Pump Stations 1 through 12, Anchorage, Anderson, Attu, Beaver, Bethel, Birchwood, Dillingham, Dutch Harbor, Eagle River, Egegik, Eklutna, Elim, False Pass, Tuntatuliak, Golovin, Hooper Bay, Toksook Bay, Kasigluk, King Salmon, Kotzebue, Little Diomede, McGrath, Mekoryuk, Naknek, Nikiski, Nunapitchuk, Palmer, Prudhoe Bay, Kivalina, Sand Point, Slana, Sleetmute, Soldotna, Sovoonga, St. Michael, Tununak, Tyonek, Valdez, Wainwright and Wasilla.