Serving his country as a marine was engrained into Michael from the beginning. His mother and father are both Marines and were living in Honolulu, Hawaii when Michael was born. His family soon moved to Yuma, Arizona in 1991. After graduating from high school in Yuma, Michael played on a football scholarship at Phoenix College before enlisting in the US Army in 2004.
Michael graduated from Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP) in 2004, and Special Operations Command Medical Course (SOCM) in 2005. He was also a member of the 2/75 Ranger Battalion—serving two combat deployments as a special operations medic in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom—and graduated from US Army Ranger School in 2007.
In continuing his education, Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0) with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Today he is serving as a member of the Arizona National Guard with over 14 years of military service and as an Emergency Department Physician Assistant for the last 3 years.
Michael’s lifetime of military service and desire to help people in need led him to the founding of StixMobile. As a military medic Michael frequently administered IV fluids to soldiers in the field who didn’t have access to a healthcare facility or the time to wait in an office to be seen. This inspired Michael to come up with a streamlined process for offering IVs and other minimally invasive procedures to clients in the comfort of their own homes.