Born and raised in Southern California, Michael is one of six children and grew up on a ranch which instilled into him the importance of morals and hard work.
Michael entered the financial arena in 1998 with a focus on retirement strategies and real estate investments. He was quickly recognized for his leadership ability and passion for people. Thereupon, he became a celebrated regional manager in charge of developing new territories in multiple states. He has trained, managed and mentored over 100 financial industry professionals receiving numerous awards for excellence and performance. Michael moved onto become an accomplished energy trader for a Houston based company, he enjoyed the fast-paced and energetic environment, but the role lacked the personal interaction with clients that he valued. Seeking a team of talented and diverse real estate professionals with an emphasis on their client relationships, Michael found his home at Team Forss. His role as a buyer’s specialist continues to fulfill his desire to cultivate meaningful relationships with both clients and prospective clients.
Michael and his wife, Kari, were married in 1998 and were blessed with adorable twin boys in 2014, Brody and Chase. Though, his career and busy twin boys keep Michael on the move, when he has a chance to unwind you can find him golfing, fishing or playing tennis.