Meet Michael

Director of Business Development


Originally from Traverse City Michigan, Michael enlisted in the United States Navy in 2000 and 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.

This past July of 2020 he crossed over the 20 year active duty milestone. He currently is a Senior analyst at Undersea Warfighting Development Center in San Diego. His education includes: an Associates Degree in applied technology at Central Texas College, an Associates degree in Engineering from Coastline Community college, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Management major from Columbia College of Missouri and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate College.

He is the Director of Business development with the Armstrong and Associates Real Estate team, Founder of Fortitude (Wealth buying strategy for Vets and Active Military) and a Business Development position with the Zinkil Group at LendUs. He currently is working towards the requirements to be a Mortgage Loan Officer with a goal by the end of 2021. He has been married for over 13 years and has 3 kids. He is a proud Dance dad and loves music theater.