Michael, along with his wife and daughter, have lived in the Verde Valley since 2004. Born and raised in Southern California, he lived in the Boston area for a decade before moving to Arizona. Both areas have given him a great appreciation for living in small communities. After being successfully self-employed here since his arrival, he now enjoys taking time to serve the local community by volunteering for the Verde Valley Senior Center and Habitat for Humanity, serving on the Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission as well as helping many individual residents with their needs. “Serving on the City Council is just a great way to expand my community service and I encourage all of our residents to get involved in any way they can”.