Michael was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and grew up an Air Force brat. The Air Force had his family moving around, starting in Louisiana, Panama in Central America, and Kansas. 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 several 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 found Tandem Financial on the most important lessons learned during the past 18 years: treat people like friends and family; put others needs before your own; put family first; and work with co-workers as a team to collectively serve clients and their needs. The name Tandem Financial really derives it's name from its core mission which is to work together, in tandem, with clients to help them achieve their financial goals.
Michael is married to Sue, who grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin. His past is deeply rooted in the South, the SEC, and New Orleans Saints, which is in direct conflict with his wife, who is a Green Bay Packers and Big Ten 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 his other children currently attend elementary school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Michael enjoys many of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, plus time in and around the ocean. He's recently getting into fly fishing and luckily discovered Peloton shortly before Covid-19 shut down gyms. His peloton tag is mfranklinks for anyone who wants to follow along and join in some rides together.