Michael was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Graduated from Mesa High in 1988. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he received a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Education. While teaching and coaching in Queen Creek and Gilbert School districts he furthered his education and received a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Michael went on to obtain his Juris Doctor Degree from Washburn University and has been practicing law since 2004.
Michael has been married for over twenty years, and five wonderful children with his wife Kimberly. They enjoy many outdoor activities. Kimberly loves to ride bikes. Michael loves his horses. As a family they enjoy going to Roosevelt Lake to wakeboard, surf, and tube.