Michael seasoned his skills playing with various ensembles in the Denver area over the past fifteen years. After receiving his degree in Music Performance from Metropolitan State College of Denver, he was recruited to play for Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines. He balanced performances in multiple groups including jazz, pop and show bands. After his amazing stint, Michael returned to Colorado. He was recruited by Funkiphino based on his wide skill set as well as his ability to be completely dedicated to the project.