An entrepreneur from an early age, Michael began finding ways to make money as early as 8 years old when he recruited neighborhood kids to help him collect newspapers and aluminum cans, which he recycled for money. By the time he was 15, Michael had started a landscaping company which would eventually employ over 20 of his young friends.
Soon after, at the age of 18, and while still in high school, Michael began studying to take the Washington State Real Estate License Exam. Incredibly, after only 2 weeks of intense study, he passed the exam and obtained his real estate license. Michael immediately went to work, after school and on weekends, and literally became the top agent in his office before graduating from high school with the rest of his class in June!