Michael grew up in Washington state and attended Adna High School. There, he played baseball and soccer, and became the videographer for the football team. Upon graduation,Michael made his way south to Tempe, Arizona to pursue a degree in data analytics at Arizona State University. He joined the Arizona State Sun Devils DII club baseball team during his first semester, making baseball a priority even in his college career. Mainly used as a relief pitcher, he tore his UCL during his freshman season which then required Tommy John surgery. After rehabilitation during his sophomore season, he took over as a coach for the Division 2 Sun Devil club team. In just two years, Michael coached the Sun Devil club team all the way to the NCBA World Series in 2017. Today, Michael is still involved with coaching at the youth level. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on the Diamondbacks and Mariners, playing escape rooms, and hanging out with his cat, Paxton.
“I am thankful for being a part of the NCBA during my college career; it gave me a chance to continue to work with baseball after injury. Now, I am incredibly honored to give back to an organization that provided that opportunity by working as the Regional Director. After a year away to focus on educational growth, it's good to be back working with an industry I love."