Michael was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1967 and moved to Klamath Falls in 1973 where he attended public schools from kindergarten through high school. Michael graduated in 1985 from Klamath Union High School and graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a degree in political science with an emphasis in history. After graduation from college, Michael worked at Mt. Bachelor in Bend Oregon, and bartended for a year prior to attending Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1993. Mike also attended a semester in Shanghai, China studying Chinese joint-venture law.
Michael represents or currently serves on the Board of Directors of three municipal, private, and non-profit corporations in the State of Oregon. He enjoys organizing, restructuring, and merging business entities including acquisitions with NASDAQ traded companies. He also enjoys practicing Real Property, Land Use, Estate Planning, and Estate/Trust Administration.
Michael and his wife, Jennifer, enjoy the outdoor activities offered in the Klamath Basin. In particular, Michael enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking and occasionally a very amateur round of golf. Michael also thoroughly enjoys the practice of law and spending time with his family and friends in a small town atmosphere.