As a native to Southern California, Michael grew up in Arcadia prior to moving to San Diego for college. Michael studied Financial Services at San Diego State University with summa cum laude honors while obtaining his Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. While in school, Michael served on the board as the Vice President of Professional Affairs for the San Diego State chapter of Financial Planning Association (FPA). Michael currently serves on the board for FPA NexGen-San Diego.

In March of 2021, Michael sat and passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam and is currently fulfilling his experience requirement to fully earn the designation. Prior to joining a fee-only advisory firm, Michael interned at a regional broker-dealer and passed the Securities Industry Essentials® (SIE®) exam, and earned the Series 7 securities license. At Pure Financial Advisors, Michael works in the planning department to collaborate with Pure’s financial planners to help deliver an excellent client experience.

Michael is an avid supporter of San Diego State athletics and a football season ticket holder. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends.