Michael is a Sales Operations Analyst with experience in sales, marketing, and business development. Outside of his professional work, Michael is an avid photographer with a passion for portrait photography, stand-up comedy, community theatre, and LGBT advocacy.
Originally from the east coast, Michael moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to live with family while undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. While undergoing treatment Michael was able to attend classes at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita California.
In his spare time Michael serves on the Board of Directors at The Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard, volunteers for several LGBT causes, and works to grow and develop his abilities as a photographer. He is currently teaching at The Elite, while Directing two of their upcoming productions.
“I’ve always had a strong imagination, it’s what fuels my love of photography and improvisation. Sitting in chemotherapy for four or five hours staring off into space gives you time to build your own worlds, but I honestly have always been a bit of a dreamer. Growing up I loved storytelling and I think that’s really important in any creative work, including photography.”