Michael enjoyed a creative career in advertising, taught at universities and worked for a number of agencies before launching his own design company in 1990. He has four children and five grandchildren.
In 1972, as he completed a BFA in graphic design he also finished an illustration project, which self-funded his three-month backpacking journey through Europe. His wanderings included the memorialized Dachau concentration camp and Anne Frank’s hiding site in Amsterdam. Walking in those ghostly footsteps of inhumanity forever changed his worldview from one previously formed growing up on an Ohio farm.
Along with music composition, Michael enjoys a canopy of starlight during midnight walks, thanking God for so many blessings in his life and the life of others.