Michael was born and has lived in Raleigh all his life. He received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from North Carolina Central University and his undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
He began his professional career at a nonprofit (Community Partnerships) that assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in finding employment in the local community. He also worked with an “in house” program with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries. He was able to develop his skills of working with individuals and their families towards achieving goals, both with employment and in all other aspects of their lives (social, physical).
He then worked with individuals who had been injured on their jobs and helped them attain new jobs as well as training and education/certification. This also prepared Michael to work with other professionals such as attorneys and insurance industry officials. Certain individuals that Michael had to work with did not always have the best interest of his clients so he has become experienced at advocating for others in potentially awkward or even adversarial situations.
Overall, he has over 25 years of experience identifying, accessing and managing resources and helping people to achieve their desired outcomes.
Michael is married with two boys currently in 7th and 4th grade. He loves sports including playing, watching but most specifically coaching.
“Each of my positions have helped train me to become an excellent resource identifier and facilitator of services. For as long as I can remember I have been someone that has wanted to help others to achieve their goals. As a case manager, my goal is to help you be able to focus on loving your family and worrying less about the potential issues surrounding their day to day care/needs. ”