Michael was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Moraine Valley Community College with an Associates of Science and has since moved to Colorado to complete his training in Rolf Structural Integration at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute. Michael did competitive Cheerleading in high school and college competing at the state and international levels, and has been a cheer coach since 2014. His affinity for rehabilitation blossomed during his own experience with physical therapy, as he was determined to return to sports a stronger and smarter athlete than he was before. In his free time, Michael enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, and making music.