Meet Michael

Director of Business Development
CAL DRE#: 02214432


Born in Traverse City Michigan, Michael enlisted in the United States Navy in 2000, earned the rank of E6 then and submitted an Officer package. He was commissioned through the Office Candidate Officer program in 2010. He was deployed multiple times to include missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom and most recently two back-to-back Western Pacific deployments with the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group. He is still on active duty as a Lieutenant Commander at Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego.

He is a Realtor and the Director of Business development with the Armstrong and Associates Real Estate team, Founder of Fortitude (Wealth buying strategy for Veterans and Active Military) and the Director of Business Development with the Zinkil Group at Cornerstone First Mortgage.

His education includes: Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate College, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Management major from Columbia College of Missouri and is a Military Relocation Professional with the National Associations of Realtors.

He is married to Shelley Nyland A&A's Marketing director and have 3 amazing kids.