Michael was appointed to the ICAP Board of Directors in 2012. He currently serves as a state representative for House District 55 in the Iowa legislature and represents HAWC Partnerships for Children, for which he served as the Executive Director from 2005-2017.
Prior to his roll with HAWC, Michael served on a number of local boards and commissions including the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors (1997-2004), the Iowa Early ACCESS Council, the Iowa Empowerment Board, and the Mental Health Developmental Disabilities Commission, among others.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Economics from Luther College. He currently resides in Decorah. He and his wife, Carol, have two daughters.