After graduating architectural studies in Rhode Island, Michael sought adventure crossing the country splitting his interests between helping owners design and set up new restaurants, working as a chef, building barns and homes in Wisconsin and being a carpenter’s apprentice in San Francisco. He then enjoyed 24 years of employment in a prominent international architecture firm in Pleasanton, California. From his experience there, he excelled at designing wide-ranging residential projects. Michael also enjoyed working with many custom clients over the years where he grew to love the intense personal enrichment architecture can bring to clients and their families. This led to a partnership with Mark Molinar who had already established a strong client base for over 17 years.