Michael is originally from McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. He has lived in Central Oregon since 2006. In those years he has been the featured soloist for The Central Oregon Symphony, regular soloist with Cascade Choral and played the leading role of Enjoiras in Les Miserables at The Bend Tower Theater.
Michael studied at Portland Sate University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in music followed by a Masters Degree in education at Western Oregon University. Michael directs music at La pine High School and Middle School, and also coaches sports after-school throughout the year. In his free time, he enjoys riding bikes and working on his fitness.