Michael was born and raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He traveled throughout the state with his father when he was young and took interest in New Hampshire history.

As a young adult, Michael stopped at the historical markers that dotted the Granite State highways while riding his motorcycle. He found each of the markers intriguing with their unique story.

Now more than thirty-years later, Michael has embarked on a project to visit and provide expanded information regarding each of the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that are currently exhibited along the highways in the Granite State.

Michael served for more than 23 years with the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1986 as a Mountain Infantryman. He retired in 2009 at the rank of Sergeant Major.

Upon returning to the Granite State, Michael was hired as the Army Instructor with the JROTC program at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, NH. 

Michael resides in Bethlehem NH with his wife Kristin and their golden retriever "Duncan". Michael has served his community as a Library Trustee and as a member of the Bethlehem Planning Board and Fire Department. In 2018, Michael became certified as a Granite State Ambassador.

Michael attained a bachelor's degree in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Education from Saint Joseph's College in Standish, ME. He earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) of Organizational Leadership in Education from NorthCentral University in Prescott, AZ. In 2015, he attained an Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, reading and enjoying the four-season opportunities that are so popular in the White Mountains region.
Michael featured on NH Chronicle on October 26, 2018

Michael featured on WCVB Boston Chronicle on January 9, 2019​​
(two segments start time: 3:39 and 1:57)  

Michael featured on NH1 television for the documentary The North Woods