Michael was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. His family spent time vacationing in Colorado which is where his love for the state began. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from Louisiana College. Driven by an inherent desire to help others, he spent many years post-college working with at-risk families and homeless children. Pulled by his passion for helping people, Michael chose to move into the financial services industry in late 1999.
EXPERIENCE & GOALS
For almost 18 years, Michael helped build one of the most successful financial planning and wealth management firms in Colorado. After making the difficult, yet rewarding, decision to go out on his own, he decided to base Tandem Financial on the most important lessons learned during the past 18 years: treat people like friends and family; grow in a slow, deliberate manner; put family first; and work with co-workers as a team to collectively serve clients and their needs.
Michael is married to Sue, who grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin. His past is deeply rooted in the South and New Orleans Saints, which is in direct conflict with his wife, who is a Green Bay Packers Fan. He and Sue have three children: a daughter, Eleigh born in 1997; a son, Evan born in 2009; and another daughter, Sadie born in 2011. His oldest daughter attends school in Kansas and is studying to become a nurse and his other children currently attend Fox Creek Elementary in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Michael enjoys hiking, Jeeping, camping, skiing, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and any other outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.