Before joining the U.S. Soccer Foundation Team in 2013, Michael spent four years as Program Manager for United for D.C./D.C. United. In that role Michael managed an after-school program that taught soccer and healthy lifestyles to primarily underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Michael also served as the Operations Manager for PeacePlayers International, in Jerusalem, Israel from 2007-2010. There, he helped grow a successful program that used basketball as a tool to unite children in divided societies. From 2010-2013 Michael established and managed Global Game Changers, a consulting company that supported international sport-for-good initiatives.
In his time at the Foundation, Michael has held several roles on the Programs and Expansion Teams. He is currently the Senior Program Director, Programs.
In addition to his full-time work, he is the co-author of the Urban Soccer Diploma and is the head coach of the KIPP Will Wolverines co-ed soccer team near his home in Washington, D.C.. He also enjoys writing for the Prompt, focusing on sports, current events, and culture.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz. He also holds a Masters Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.