Michael was born in South Carolina, and was raised on grits and cornbread. Bumps, bruises, and lots of dirt made up most of Michael’s childhood, teaching him to love the outdoors as soon as he could walk.
He was introduced to whitewater in 2008 when he began training as a guide on the Chattooga River. He was hooked from the first day. Since then Michael has spent the years guiding and kayaking rivers all over the southeast. On his days off from guiding you’ll still probably see him out on the river with his friends.
Outside of river life, Michael finds other was to spend time outside, including snowboarding in t he winter and biking. He also loves beating his friends at their favorite board games. Nothing makes Michael happier than puppies though.
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