Michael specializes in tax and accounting consulting for small businesses and individuals. A cum laude graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Michael also has a Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Michael has been a certified public accountant since 1986. He has lived in Mill Valley and then Novato all his life.

Michael's career began with a local accounting firm in Oakland, where he worked with small corporations and real estate partnerships. Michael spent several years as a tax manager at Deloitte and Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialized in tax compliance, managing a wide variety of business entity types and industries including: farmer cooperatives, family owned farms, local banks, family owned wineries and vineyards, food producers/distributors, retail, mail order and hi-tech startups.

Michael enjoys mountain biking, hiking and photography. Michael's wife is a registered nurse specializing in rehabilitation.