Michael was born and raised in Massachusetts but spent a lot of time in California with his grandparents on their ranch, so he had the best of two worlds. He attended Thomas Aquinas College and then trained to be a FAA Air Traffic Controller. After working in Washington D.C. as a controller for several years, he came to work at IEW's print shop as a print technician, and now manager. He first learned about IEW as a home schooler and completed several IEW writing classes. Being familiar with IEW's focus and quality products, Michael was happy to become part of the support staff. "Having lived on both coasts, and now the middle of the country in Oklahoma, I can say I am enjoying my work and getting to know the people and places of Oklahoma."