Michael received his BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University in 1986 and his MBA from Baker College in 2005. He has over seventeen years of experience auditing nonprofit organizations, cities and counties, school districts, other governmental organizations, manufacturing, construction, and a variety of other for-profit organizations. He also has experience as a credit manager, financial analyst and SEC reporting accountant. Since the summer of 1984 Michael has been blessed with his godly and beautiful wife and partner, Debbie. He and Debbie are very proud of and thankful for their two children; Michaela and Nathaniel , their son-in-law Dylan, and their three grandchildren. He loves the Lord and is active as a deacon at South Side Baptist church.