Michael joins us from Morgan Stanley, and has a long professional background in finance having started in the business in 1994, initially at Merrill Lynch and then at RBC. Throughout those years, his business has been based on forging long-term and close relationships with his clients. Michael is passionate about helping his clients meet their financial goals, utilizing his knowledge of the Financial Markets while striving to provide exceptional wealth management. Michael grew up in Pacific Palisades, California, graduating from both Loyola High School and Loyola Marymount University. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 to play for the Oregon Sports Union Rugby Club. He is a board member of the Oregon Sports Union and a past President of the Lake Oswego Lions Club. Michael's wife Wendy is a professional organizer, and his daughter Mia, is an equestrian professional.