During the Covid pandemic, he paused his studies to work at Maharishi School as IT administrator and also developed and taught a technology curriculum in the middle school.
Michael completed his master’s in 2021 and moved to Seattle, where he found a job at Fresh Consulting as a software developer.
Michael is also interested in sports, including ice hockey and golf. While living in Iowa, he began refereeing at hockey games in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on Sundays. When he moved to Seattle, he became a USA Hockey on-ice official, refereeing youth, college, and recreational adult games. He is also employed by the National Hockey League as a member of the Seattle off-ice officiating crew, responsible for scoring Seattle Kraken home games.