Michael is a full-time public safety officer for the Daytona Beach Shores Dept. of Public Safety where he is certified as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and EMT. He developed the UAS unit for the agency and currently supervises multiple pilots and aircraft. Since the unit began operations in 2016, he has flown missions to include relief and recovery flights during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, structure fire and wildfire operations, fleeing suspect pursuits, water search and rescue, and payload deployment during an armed subject standoff. In addition to being a professional in the pubic safety industry, he is also the Chief public safety instructor for DARTDrones. There he has assisted in development of public safety UAS training curriculum and has provided training to a multitude of public safety agencies across the country. Michael is also an FAA commercial pilot with a formal education from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. Degree in aeronautics.