2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Before starting Science Camps of America, Michael Richards was the founder and president of HI-Tech Smart Systems, Inc., a software company based in Hawaii that provided specialty property management software to thousands of companies in over 20 countries from 1983 until its sale in 2010.
Michael started Science Camps of America with the goal of providing a great opportunity for teenagers to get out and ‘do’ science. “I was inspired to start Science Camps of America in what was truly a “walking in the woods” moment. I was hiking with my grandchildren and realized that sharing my love of nature and science with those two boys was just the best thing ever. And if I loved sharing it with them, and they loved learning it, then why not do the same for dozens, hundreds or even thousands of young people?”
Michael also serves as a director of Ka'u Learning Academy, a public charter school located in the Ka'u district of Hawaii Island.