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Michael is a multifaceted entrepreneur and musician whose impressive career spans various industries and accolades. In 2021, he was celebrated by Utah Business Magazine as one of the "40 Under 40" Utah business leaders, marking him as a prominent figure in the state's business landscape. His entrepreneurial spirit is evident in his diverse business ventures, having founded Utah Live Bands, Skylark Productions, Empire Casino Parties, Dinosaur Events, Slaplaughter, Cuddle Couch, and Platinum Pictures Photo Booths. Additionally, his ownership in several nationally touring bands and entertainment acts showcases his deep connection to the music industry.

With over 12 years of experience as a business broker with Alpine Business Brokers, Michael's expertise in selling businesses and business consulting is unparalleled. He has been involved in the sale of over 100 businesses, earning national awards from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). His professional licenses, including being a licensed real estate agent and Realtor, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), and former member of SAG-AFTRA, further highlight his diverse skills and qualifications.

Michael's businesses have been recognized with 49 Utah Best of State awards, and he is a regular lecturer on entrepreneurship at universities and schools. His musical journey is equally impressive, beginning with performances and teaching saxophone in high school. He attended BYU on a music scholarship, where he won national awards and taught a full studio of private students. Michael has taught as a professor at BYU and was the head of the Utah Valley University Jazz Department. As an artist on the Jazz Hang record label and author of "Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation," Michael has made significant contributions to the field of music education.

In addition to his music production agency, Utah Live Bands, Michael's ventures into event production with Skylark Productions in 2022 demonstrate his ability to innovate and lead in multiple sectors. Personal pursuits like fitness and lifestyle modeling for prestigious companies, alongside his hobbies in skiing, golfing, cooking, traveling, poker, fine dining, and musicology, paint a picture of a well-rounded individual dedicated to excellence in all facets of life. Michael's journey is a testament to his relentless drive, diverse talents, and the significant impact he has made in both the business and music worlds.

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