Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governors University with degrees in German teaching, music, and instructional design. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music, and spending time with his family. He played with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square for several years and is now a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. He publishes anthologies for charity in his Advent Anthologies series. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mindflights, Meridian, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.