Michael grew up playing baseball in New York City. From April through October, you could find him on the ball fields in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and surrounding areas. Michael founded the Binghamton University Club Baseball team. He pitched, played the outfield, and led the team to two division championship series.
Michael earned his MA in Applied Psychology from NYU, as well as a BA in Psychology from Binghamton University. He also works as the Associate Director of Research and Evaluation at iMentor. In the winter, Michael is a ski instructor in upstate New York. He's also a die-hard Yankees fan.