Michael was born in 1972 in Burlington, Vermont. He has begun writing from his junior school days when he published a write-up about the dangers of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. He graduated from Cornell University School of Agriculture.
Before working at BrainReference, Michael researched and authored articles on all things health related for more than a decade. Passionate about his field of study, he has done many types of research that enable him to come up with publications he believes will be useful to help people maintain a healthy living through consuming good food.