Michael is a native of Trenton, where he lives with his wife and two children. He earned a BA from the University of Guelph where he took an interest in courses related to health and nutrition. Upon graduating, Michael implemented his knowledge of healthy communities in his family restaurant.
Michael continues to be an active partner in the business, but decided, with the support of his family, to pursue municipal politics. He was elected as a Councillor with the City of Quinte West in October, 2014 and joined the Board of Health in January, 2015.