Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in education from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His love of gardening, plants, trees, and physical work led him into the landscape and tree care industry. Starting in 1978, Michael went into business for himself. Over the years he grew the company from a one-man operation to a full-service company employing 50+ people making up a team of landscapers, designers, arborists and plant health experts. Michael sold the company in 2020 to his long time friend and Tree Service Manager, Dan Deyle. Michael will continue to support the company as a consultant during this transition time.