After graduating from Taft, Michael attended the College of Charleston, where he majored in English and minored in American Studies and served as the president of the student outdoor club. Prior to returning to Taft, Michael was director of admissions at Sugar Bowl Academy in Norden, California, and also worked at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. At Taft, Michael works in admissions, serves as the school's director of financial aid, coaches football and boys' thirds lacrosse, and lives in Vogelstein dormitory with his wife, Siri, and their two children, Svea and Finn. Michael is a musician, golfer, amateur chef, and historian. He owns a large collection of historical Taft School items dating back more than 100 years.