Born in Akron, Ohio. Michael always had an affinity for the arts. He discovered glass as an artistic medium in 2012 and began pursuing a degree in glass. In 2015 Michael was selected as one of seven apprentices to help construct a mobile glass blowing studio at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. In 2017 he earned his B.F.A. in Crafts with a concentration in glass from Kent State University. Shortly thereafter, Michael was accepted into Salem Art Works glass residency program in Salem, New York where he lived and worked for six months.