before attending the Ford ASSET program. In 2011 after joining the California
Army National Guard he graduated wheeled vehicle mechanic school and became
an Equipment Specialist for the Military Department. Michael has experience
with a wide variety of cars, trucks, commercial vehicles and military vehicles.
Wanting to share his knowledge and expertise with the next generation Michael
took a job with Universal Technical Institute as an instructor teaching automotive
and diesel courses. In 2016 Michael was pulled from his home unit with the army
national guard to join a deploying engineering unit to the Middle East. During his
year deployment Michael oversaw the mechanical maintenance of over 200
vehicles and equipment across three countries. Upon his return Michael was
recognized with the Meritorious Service Medal for his work while deployed.
Michael strives to stay up to date in the automotive industry with continued
education in civilian and military fields.