Originally from Augusta, GA, and a Charleston transplant, Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006. After commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Michael served for 10 years as a Ranger qualified Airborne Infantry Officer. He trained and led 155 paratroopers during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and after three combat deployments and years living abroad Michael, Kristen, and their three children settled in Charleston, SC.


Transitioning out of the Army from an ROTC Instructor position at The Citadel, Michael worked in manufacturing project management before starting a digital marketing company designed to help and grow small businesses. He currently co-owns and operates Squeeze Marketing in Charleston, SC.


Michael is the host of Fear & Courage: Stories of Service, a podcast that interviews military service members, law enforcement officers, and first responders about their careers of service.


Michael is married to Kristen and has three children.