Michael was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and then attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has a breadth of experience, from product design of medical devices to computer programming of financial analyses to co-founding a start-up (www.LevateLift.com). Michael is a passionate, hard-working, team-oriented, divergent-thinking optimist who thrives off of potential, and he is an enthusiastic addition to the IAD team.