Michael graduated from the University of Georgia in 1988 with a BBA in Finance. He created a TV show called Extreme Mike in which he, a physically challenged adventurer, would participate in various high-adrenaline and seemingly dangerous activities, such as skydiving. The point was to show the audience that we all could live a more active and rewarding lifestyle if we'd be willing to face our fears. Michael traveled the country speaking to schools, corporations and associations about the same message. The Extreme Mike show aired on PBS and was nominated for a regional Emmy. Michael wrote many articles as well that were published on the Web and in magazines, and he was interviewed on TBS and also CNN for several worldwide broadcasts.
Before getting involved in the TV show, Michael was in franchise development and sales with a desktop publishing franchise that he co-created. Michael has also been a franchise broker, financial planner, network administrator, and held various other jobs over the years. Michael is an extreme sports enthusiast and enjoys traveling. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.