Michael graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone North Carolina in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. After graduation he applied to an open tech 1 position at Calibration Solutions in Cornelius North Carolina a few months after graduating. Upon arrival at CSI he immediately began working both in the lab and onsite at all types of customers. In 2013 he aided in the A2LA assessment that saw an expansion of capabilities added to the scope of accreditation. Through the acquisition of CSI to become part of Trescal he worked in all fields to continue developing skills in all parameters. In 2015 an opportunity to travel to McMurdo station and Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station was offered by Trescal. During the 3-month journey tools for all areas were calibrated 6 days a week for 9 hours a day. This became a launching point for his career leading to a promotion to Lab Manager upon his return to the lab. In 2017 an opportunity for a Program management and Indysoft role became available. Currently he is working with several programs across the US for their calibrations both onsite and resident professional positions as well as working to improve the use of Indysoft at several labs across the U.S.