Michael was born in Brooklyn New York, and raised in Staten Island, NY. He holds a degree in Business Admin from Wagner College and an MBA from San Diego State Univ. Michael is a US Navy Supply Corps (Logistics) officer, former independent small business owner, and part time substitute teacher. Michael has lived in Austria for a semester in college, and visited 6 continents and 36 countries. He speaks Spanish, some German, a little Italian and less French. He currently lives in Chula Vista, CA with his wife Chris. His two sons, a math geek PhD candidate and an Afghanistan veteran frequently visit.