Michael grew up in Roseburg, OR where he attended Umpqua Valley Christian School with his 3 younger brothers. He received his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Oregon State University in 2016 and currently resides in Roseburg with his wife, Jade, and his two young sons, Jackson and Lincoln.
Michael did not always want to be a Physician Assistant (PA) but felt pulled to the profession after a conversation with Terry Bancroft, PA-C in 2013 and after seeing one of his good friends, Scott Goebel, go through one of the top PA schools in the country at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Since deciding to pursue a profession as a PA, he has worked in a variety of healthcare fields including Radiology, Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, Exercise Clinics, as a Medic in the Oregon National Guard, and as a medical scribe all prior to his matriculation into OHSU's PA program in 2017.
He is now returning to Roseburg to work as a Physician Assistant after graduating from OHSU's PA program in 2019 and is looking forward to working at Evergreen.
In his free time, Michael enjoys almost all athletics, being with friends and family, and sampling local brews and wines. He strongly believes the Portland Trailblazers will win an NBA championship within the next 5 years.