Mikal Eckstrom earned his doctorate in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. Recognized by the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mikal has published in numerous academic presses and public venues, including The Wall Street Journal. In 2016, Mikal, along with his husband Mark, co-founded Maison MxM. Mikal primarily works on the operations part of the business and maintains close working relationships with vendors, artisans, and global sourcing partners. For Mikal, interior design is much like telling history—it’s an assemblage of parts to tell a larger story.