Michael co-founded the Reliance Network in 1999, a web-based application service company in the residential real estate sector, where he pragmatically grew the company using no outside capital to a seventy-person industry leader. From 1984 through 1998, Michael worked for John L Scott Real Estate, where he was the VP of Operations and Technology.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and an MBA, both from the University of Washington, and a DBA from the Fox School of Business. Michael is also Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for Music-4-Life, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Youth Music Association.