Michael graduated from Western Kentucky University as an undergrad in 2007, after which he subsequently attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he graduated with an M.P.A. degree in 2009.

During his years as a graduate student Michael worked at the university Help Desk, where he honed his lifelong love of technology into a service pursuit. After graduating Michael was hired by the department of Communications and Marketing, where he presently works as the Web Assistant for the university.

When not at work Michael is active in many extracurricular roles including: DJ and host of Tokyo Tower (on www.WAWL.org), co-exec. director of Anime Blast Chattanooga, an annual anime convention since 2011, and President of a local anime club Scenic City Anime & More.