Michael served 26+ years in US Army on Active Duty and in the Ohio Army National Guard. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, serving as the Designs and Projects Manager and Deputy State Engineer Officer for 10 years. He managed the status of nearly 600 active facilities statewide, including Readiness Center, Maintenance Facilities, Training Sites, and staff. He managed 1,000+ MILCON and SRM projects for 10 years totaling $345 million. Many of these projects included working with the USPF&O Contracting Office, the State of Ohio Adjutant General Quartermasters Office, and USACE-Louisville, as well as the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, the State of Ohio Architects Office, and various community partnerships. Additionally, Michael has nearly 20 years in business development and sales for construction and environmental companies.