Michael joined the Office of New Media at the Energy Department in August 2011 to write and promote stories about science technology, basic and applied science, technology transfer, commercialization, research and development, and the National Labs. 

In a previous life, Michael was an enlisted Air Force public affairs representative where he worked as the editor of RAF Lakenheath’s Jet48 before being stationed in Tucson as a media relations specialist.  

Michael proudly confesses to being an Ohio native where most of his family still lives. Also within Ohio’s fair borders he studied journalism and linguistics at Ohio University. Michael prides himself on lightning-quick Google reflexes, though admits to googling “google” from time to time when in an Internet surfing frenzy. He also enjoys long Wikipedia adventures, the great outdoors and the museums on the National Mall.