About the Sherpa

Michael Lux is an Indianapolis, Indiana attorney and the founder and editor-in-chief of the Student Loan Sherpa.  Michael is a graduate of the George Washington University Law school and the Ohio State University College of Engineering.

Though he enjoyed his many years of college education, only upon graduating did Michael fully appreciate the daunting mountain of debt that he had built for himself.  He quickly learned that while there were some decent sources of information regarding student loans, there was also a lot of misinformation.  He also observed that of the available sources, almost no information was offered by people who were actually on the phone with their lenders, actually paying student loan bills, and actually buried by student loan debt.

Having dealt with his own debt, and having helped his friends, family, and a multitude of personal and professional acquaintances deal with their debt, Michael set out to create a resource based upon first hand knowledge.

Inspired by the Sherpa people of the Himalayas who were regarded as the best guides to climb Mount Everest due to their generations of experience, StudentLoanSherpa.com came into existence.

When Michael is not at work or contemplating ways to make student loan debt disappear he enjoys hiking, the Cleveland Browns, and trying to perfect the margarita.