Michael graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he earned a degree in business management. Almost a decade later, he formally pursued his passion for software engineering and received a degree in computer science from the University of South Florida. While his drive remains with software development and cloud infrastructure, he has been intrigued with security, especially when it relates to development. Michael has since obtained security certifications that have allowed him to advance his expertise as a security enthusiast. In March 2017, Michael successfully completed the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux certification exam and earned an Offensive Security Certified Professional certification. He has been working with ATLARGE & ATLAS NETWORKS for the past four years as a back-end developer, DevOps engineer, cloud infrastructure guru, and security enthusiast.