A self-proclaimed movie buff, Michael has been a student of television and film his entire life.  Up until his sophomore year in high school, Michael had his mind set on pursuing a career as a U.S. Marshal, but one video production class changed all that.  He immediately found himself excited about the entertainment industry and began watching movies and television shows in a far different way.  Michael spent hours breaking down popular films, identifying key elements that made them successful; a trait he still continues today.  Years later while working for his bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Michael helped create a student-run television network.  The first of its kind on campus.  While writing and producing five shows a week for the network, Michael caught the eye of the top television news station in Northeast Wisconsin.  He soon was offered an opportunity to begin his professional career producing his own show, six months before graduating college.