Who We Are

Michael Haran holds a Master’s degree from Sonoma State University in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Specializing in preK-12 education, Mr. Haran focuses on education research and the analysis of existing education programs including all facets of public education; charter schools; and virtual education. He is currently working on the development of the virtual charter school the WHATZIT Academy.

Mr. Haran has been a research and technical and creative writer for over 30 years. He first started writing when he worked for Bechtel on the Alaskan Pipeline. In just over a year he completed the first comprehensive environment compliance manuals.

For Bechtel he updated the Alberta Pipeline PERT program manual. From there he moved into the world of finance by writing the marketing package for the $22 million Bakewell-Brown Plaza in San Francisco.  For American Saving he wrote seven single family home PERT construction manuals and several policy and procedure mortgage sales manuals in the financial industry.

About 15 years ago Mr. Haran started his creative writing career. Since them he has written numerous screenplays, has had one film, “Gas,” produced by 20th Century Fox (see Silver Screen Entertainment at ssefilm.com) and had written a YA novel. He has written several episodic TV “Bibles” (concept outlines and episode development) and written for local newspapers and periodicals.                     


Cal State University Sonoma – 2016 – MA – Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Santa Rosa Junior College – 2010-2012 – Computer Science Certification Courses

Cal State University Sonoma – 1974 – BA/Business Management

City College San Francisco – 1971 – AA Degree


Institute of Progressive Education and Learning

Director of Research, Technical & Creative Writing, Compliance



Alaska Pipeline Compliance Manual – Bechtel Corp – 1975

Alberta Pipeline PERT Program Manual – Bechtel Corp – 1977

Bakewell Brown $23m Financing Package – 1984 – United Financial Bank

Seven Real Estate Development Analyses – American Savings – 1986

Five Hundred Subdivisions PERT Manual – Atherton Kirk Construction – 1988

Policy and Procedure Manual – Eastlake Financial Company – 1992; 1st General Mortgage Company – 2002

Sales Procedure Manual– Eastlake Financial Company – 1992; 1st General Mortgage Company – 2002

Real Estate LLC Partnership Management Documents – North Beach Properties – 2007

China Wine Market Analysis and Business Plan – Gold Mountain Wines – 2010

Doctor Scott Computer Shop Curriculum/PowerPoints – i.pel – 2012 



Match Club – 1992

Cazadero – 1995

Out of Her Mind – 1996

Killing Time – 2000

Gas – 2004

Three Cords and a Story – 2006

Episodic Television                  16 Episode Bible


Out of Her Mind – YA Fiction

Press Democrat

Healdsburg Tribune

Healdsburg Museum

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition



California Real Estate Broker 00515887

California Life and Health License

NASD series 6 and 63 Registered Representative

California Building Contractor (inactive)

NASD series 39 – DPP Principal (inactive)




UNITED STATES AIR FORCE – June 1965 to May 1969

Honorable Discharge – Alaskan Air Command