Michael joined the TEA board in 2018. He lives in Indiana with his wife, son, and daughter. He is a Reliability / Mechanical Engineer with extensive background in machine/equipment design, tool and die, reliability/maintenance program design and development, manufacturing product development, and project management. Michael developed EM primarily in his feet shortly after rapid correction of diabetes in 2016. Bouncing around doctor to doctor trying to find answers, he was eventually diagnosed by Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center in 2017. Michael spends a large portion of his time at home volunteering for various non-profit organizations and decided that the best way to defeat EM was to join TEA and help raise awareness and support others with the same condition.