Michael is 14 years old and is currently a freshman at Staples High School in Westport, CT. He is a musical prodigy on the Tuba. He plans on making the Western Regional High School band and the Connecticut All-State band. He hopes to be in the 1st-Honors roll throughout his 4 years in high school. He is currently on the novice competitive team for the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport, CT. Michael was invited to join the CT JHF Advisory Board by Asa Carey.