Michael was born in a small town in South Georgia called Cordele, raised on the Flint River and the banks of Lake Blackshear. His love for the outdoors started very young as his father, grandfathers, and uncles all took Michael out to hunt or fish. Michael also grew up loving sports and playing baseball for many years. After college at Valdosta State University graduating with a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems, he jumped into the world of outdoor television after co-founding the TV show Southern Backwoods Adventures, which is now Backwoods Life.
Michael has been blessed to bring outdoor TV inside for well over a decade now and recently joined forces with his good friend and hunting partner, platinum recording artists Brantley Gilbert, to help create Take It Outside a new outdoor video series for Brantley’s hunting loving fan base. To say the least he’s been busy over the years. Michael gives all of the credit to the good Lord above for all blessings and lives life through Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”