Michael started his engineering career in Fort Worth, Texas after completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas – Arlington in 1987. He continued his education by completing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the Hydrology and Water Resources Program at Colorado State University in 1990. Michael provides expertise in civil engineering, water rights, water resource management, water supply planning, and regulatory review. This fourth generation Coloradoan is a sports fan and enjoys walking with his dogs, riding horses, and all the chores associated with living on rural acreage.