Michael was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Park Slope. He went to P.S. 282, JHS 51, and graduated from Sarah J Hale High School, now known as Brooklyn High School of the Performing Arts. After graduating in 1979, he joined the Marines and returned to Brooklyn after a four-year stint. In 1985, he enrolled in Medgar Evers College and pursued a course in Public Administration. Michael worked full-time for 23 years as a Fountain Technician at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company until his retirement in 2021. His love for the Real Estate business enticed him to get his license and join the best Real Estate company in Brooklyn- Fillmore! He chose Fillmore because “they’ve been in business for over 50 years so they must be doing something right”. He is the father of three children, an avid New York Yankee and Brooklyn Nets fan and his favorite football team is the Kansas City Chiefs.