Michael was born and raised in the small town of Nanuet, New York. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and headed to Parris Island South Carolina to begin his career as a Marine. After many years of running shenanigans, at the age of thirty-three, he married the love of his life, Rebecca. She has since set him straight and they have been happily married for eight years. They have three children together, Michael, Helena, and Samuel.
In 2016, after serving for over twenty-two years, Michael retired from the Marine Corps. During the course of his career, he’s served in many capacities including billets as an Electronics Maintenance Chief, a Marine Corps Recruiter, a Casualty Officer, Curriculum Developer, and Training Chief. He spent two years overseas in places such as Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. Michael served in combat, during Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to December 2009.
Michael’s career in the Marines was mostly administrative in nature, requiring highly efficient writing and reading skills. He has been writing screenplays for over two years and has written six feature length screenplays and a TV pilot. His screenplay titled, My Son Sam is a loosely based biopic about a retired Marine going through the challenges of raising a son with Down syndrome while coming to grips with his own inner demons. The screenplay was a 2017 Scriptapalooza Feature Contest Runner Up, placing in the top 13 of over 3400 entries.
He recently completed the screenplay adaptation of the novel In His Stead for Iron Word Press and is currently under contract with Stowaway Entertainment.
Michael studied film at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American Military University.
Michael now makes screenwriting his full time career and lives in Stella North Carolina.