Michael graduated from Escanaba Area High School in Escanaba. He also graduated from Bay de Noc Community college in 2007 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Water Resource Management. Michael’s senior research project was studying the effects of cement powder on soil and water quality. This study helped a cement company based in Marquette, Michigan get a better idea of the quality of their waste product. Michael is an active member of the American Water Works Association – Michigan Section. He plans to find a job in the water treatment field, he currently resides in Escanaba, Michigan.