Michael has over 15 years of experience in international admissions, resulting in visits to over 70 countries.
At TABS, he has lead boarding school recruitment fairs in historical favorites — Japan, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. Michael has also helped to expand the boarding school market in Kazakhstan, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and India.
Prior to coming on board with TABS, Michael served as a Regional Director (REAC) for EducationUSA at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. In his role as a REAC, Michael supported EducationUSA Advising Centers across Asia and collaborated with U.S. Higher Education Institutions to develop recruitment strategies throughout the region.
Michael has served in a number of internationally-focused education and admission roles, recruiting students around the globe. He led recruitment efforts for NYU Abu Dhabi and the Schwarzman Scholars programs in East Asia and the Pacific; was Director of the University of South Pacific’s first international office; and served as Assistant Director of Admissions for Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his time at Berklee College of Music, Michael helped to develop the Africa Scholars program; which provided over US$1 million to outstanding musician in Africa.
In addition to his background in international admissions, Michael has taught university level courses at Eastern Illinois University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and was a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms, Germany.