Michael is an avid equestrian and has been living in San Marcos since October 2000.
He is currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the Escondido Union School District.
Michael also served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, primarily in financial management, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in March 2005. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and his personal decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/German from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and a certificate in school business management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.