Michael Kang, born in South Korea on May 13th, 1971, is a multi-instrumentalist for the popular jam band The String Cheese Incident (often abbreviated to SCI). The mandolin is his primary instrument, although he plays violin on several songs, and guitar rarely. He is a key part of the band, providing both a melodic and rhythmic sound. Kang has lived in South Korea, Indonesia, England, Germany, New York, San Francisco Bay Area (California), United Arab Emirates, Alaska, and Colorado. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley a former emergency medical technician, and a former ski patrolman in Steamboat Springs, CO. He provided critical medical attention in the rescue of a seriously injured person from Cataract Canyon, Utah, in June, 1992.