Michael joined the Aberdeen Development Corporation in August of 2014 where he is responsible for communicating and implementing the ADC's mission, overall direction and leading the development and implementation of the overall organization's strategy. He previously worked for Primrose Retirement Communities and the Northern State University Foundation. In addition, Michael has co-founded multiple companies in the real estate sales and construction design and development, a venture capital firm and most recently a property management, construction and consulting business. Michael also teaches multiple college courses, primarily focusing on entrepreneurship and small business management.
Michael holds a BS in Business Management from Northern State University and an MM from the University of Mary. Michael is a South Dakota native, growing up in Huron, SD. He and his wife Kristi (a Leola, SD native and business professor at Northern State University) have three children; Matthew, Connor and Emily.