Michael was first introduced to AYF in the early 2000s by family members who attend Merrowvista for summer programming. He had to wait until 2008 to experience the National Leadership Conference. His class, Deeply Rooted, and its meaning was fundamental in his development. He has tried to keep roots in his global community and support where he can.
Michael started his career working at Northside Community Center in St. Louis as a Program Manager Assistant, where he found he enjoyed giving back to his community. He worked there for three years before before working in retail and banking. He’s happy to be at the AYF and help keep its mission going.