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Get To Know Michael And Why He Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
My friends Aaron Oakley and Chris Hemmings are Catwalk alum, and when they asked me I told them lets GOOO!
What made you say yes?
It is pretty difficult to turn down great friends asking you to do the event, but in the end it's all about the kiddos and helping them out the best we can.
What is your official job title?
How would you describe your job to your mother?
I add some numbers and then I subtract some numbers.
All families are unique, tell us about yours...
My family is Oregon grown with midwest roots. The Oregon Ducks, hard work and education were always at the forefront of my family. Coming from farming and large families we are always ready to roll up our sleeves and help out. My favorite family tradition is watching movies and eating popcorn.
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
My favorite things to do is golf and go camping, mainly I just want to be outdoors. I am an avid researcher and follow sports vigorously. On a typical day I would say basketball, football, golf or baseball is on the television at home. I participate in several recreational sports leagues: bowling, kickball & indoor soccer to just name a few.
What is something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I am tone deaf and have zero musical ability. I am that guy who always messes up the lyrics to songs and could never tell you the name or artist even though I have heard it 1,000 times.
Who inspired you when you were growing up?
The person who inspired me growing up was my big brother, Chris. I have never been the older sibling so I have no idea what the difficulties are, but I am sure my incessant need to do what he is doing and the constant shadow could not have been easy! His patience towards me trying to do any basic function that he already mastered really impacted me and helped me develop my passions and hobbies. He always let me try something with him even though I had no idea what I was doing. He instilled a lot of confidence in me while trying those new things. He was certainly the trailblazer for me and I will always look up to him.
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
Practice more basketball. You will be 6'5" someday.