Michael is the CEO of SALLT and Corporate Secretary of The Oklahoma Partnership Project, President and CEO of E Foundation, a partner in Knightbridge Partners, and founded the JTK Group, a strategic leadership coaching firm specializing in fundraising, personal growth, and team management. He was the host of "The Middle Ground," a weekly television news talk show on FOX. Beginning in 2019, Michael has served as managing partner of HopeCulture.US, a public benefit merchandise company, co-founder and shareholder of FullStack Consulting, a public benefit back-office company. Previous experience also includes work as senior advisor for Oklahomans for Responsible Government, director of public affairs for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, director of public affairs for Saxum PR, and adjunct faculty for the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. Michael is an Oklahoma State University graduate, where he earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a master's in political science focusing on international relations.