Born and raised in Wisconsin, Michael moved to Fountain Hills in 1999. He earned his degree in Veterinary Technology from Kaplan College in Phoenix, and has been a Vet Tech since 2013. Michael hired on with Palisades as a Veterinary Technician in early 2022, but is now the Practice Manager.

An ailurophile (cat lover) at heart, Michael is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and is working toward certifying Palisades as an AAFP Cat-Friendly Practice. He is a proud father, and has one furry grandkid: a plump grey kitty named Fizzgig (Fizzy for short). One day, he would like to bring an Oriental Short Hair Cat into his family as well.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, video games, and collecting cat-themed silver jewelry. His future goals are either to retire to a cabin in the woods somewhere and become a writer, or to open a tabletop roleplaying game store/cat cafe.