Michael is a Colorado native, born and raised in the small-town of Cascade. He started his Fire Service career 15 years ago while attending college in Northern Colorado. Prior to joining the Cimarron Hills Family, Michael served as Captain with the Fort Carson Fire Department. Michael has worked for many phenomenal fire departments across the Pikes Peak region to include; Stratmoor Hills, Manitou Springs and currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department. Michael holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and completed the Fire & Emergency Services Administration certificate program through Colorado State University.