Michael is a 27-year student of metaphysics and mental sciences. He is a graduate of Emerson Theological Institute as a Practitioner & Minister of Religious Science. He is committed to practicing spiritual principles and the awareness of the creative process, in action.
Michael’s spiritual awakening and consciousness work began at the Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment in 1995 in Big Bear Lake, CA. It is there he discovered who he really was, a spiritual being. Michael also met the love of his life, now wife, Rev. Ali Benjamin.
Michael and Ali fell in fast love with the Big Sky Retreat; so many wonderful people, great history and story, so they decided to make BSR not only a special gift to themselves, but they later felt the calling to lean in and participate in its evolution as leaders.