Michael holds a Masters degree in Counselor Education from San Jose State University. He is also the holder of two Bachelors degrees: His first from Sacramento State University in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management, the other in Theological Studies from the Episcopal School For Deacons. Michael has been working with children, adolescents and adults in a wide variety of settings including schools, community mental health and correctional facilities. Michael is also a trained educator in the Mindful Schools curriculum offering instruction to elementary and secondary students in the South San Francisco Bay area. Ordained a Deacon in 2008, Michael serves parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real.