Michael graduated from the University of Michigan, traveled South America for 3 months and then moved to Colorado with his wife Gillian. He purchased Lakeside Insurance in 1999. Michael has 3 children involved in various sports and he can be found coaching their soccer and hockey teams. He volunteers his time serving on various boards including the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Arvada Citizens Police Academy, CU Denver College of Business Development Committee (RMI program), Denver 7’s Rugby, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni, Real Colorado Soccer, West Point Metro District. Michael was named the Insurance Person of the Year in 2016. Michael enjoys time with his family, hunting, traveling, and hanging out at his cabin in Grand Lake!