Mike Graul has served in various fields of geophysical activity for more than thirty-five years. Upon graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he joined the Chevron Corporation, where he worked in acquisition, processing, interpretation, research, and project management for twenty-three years. In 1980, he formed a consulting and training firm, Exploration Education Consultants, and, in 1986, he co-founded TexSeis, Inc., a seismic data processing company. Mike has taught courses on virtually every aspect of geophysics to a wide variety of students in more than twenty countries and has served as a lecturer for SEG, AAPG, and the University of Houston. He is an Honorary and Life Member of both the SEG and the Geophysical Society of Houston. He has served as president of the GSH as well as 1st vice-president and Chair of the Council for the SEG.