As a creative director at Hero Collective, Michael led proposals winning new business opportunities, resulting in a doubling of the agency’s size in under a year.


He is an expert at making the personal connection and fostering tight-knit relationships in order to understand what’s most important in the growth of a client’s business. He is driven to deliver smart, innovative creative that makes everyone look good, keeping clients coming back for more.

Michael recently premiered a short, Clear Valley Report, at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019, the largest short film festival in North America, followed by international premieres at the São Paulo International Short Film Festival, and 32 Filmfest Dresden.

He holds a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Design in landscape architecture and time based and interactive media. He holds a bachelor’s in film and electronic arts from Bard College, where he studied under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt.