Michael is a 34 year veteran of the financial services industry. He is a Financial Planner as well as Financial Planner for Special Needs. Michael has been a featured speaker and educator for for MetLife as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies and other local major employers for many years. He strives to improve the financial lives of others by providing education to reduce the complexity of retirement planning. By creating clarity, better financial decisions are able to be made. He holds a multitude of Securities licenses including IAR and General Securities as well as ChFC and LUTCF designations from The American College. Michael holds the prestigious recognition as the top Investment Specialist nationally for Metlife in 2002. Michael has been a perennial recipient of MetLife’s Masters and Chairman’s awards. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with emphasis on Finance and Economics. Michael lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Patty. They have two children and one grandson. He enjoys traveling, photography and classic cars.