He began his career in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Market working in both the resort and nightclub segments where he learned operational awareness and hospitality at the highest levels. He then went on to focus on restaurant development and operations at many national airports. During this time, Michael participated in the evolution of dining in airports. He participated in syncing Local/Regional/National brands with their own company cultures. He also developed and operated internally branded concepts that met the needs of the airports. He has worked for “street-side” regional and national brands like Buca di Beppo, Bobby McGee’s and Los Angeles based Lemonade. He also worked for Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri at one of his Tex Wasabi’s concepts. Michael’s passion for great food, five-star hospitality and superior health/safety standards distinguish him as a leader in the industry. Michael previously founded and owned the very first fast-fired create-your-own pizzeria, Trademark Pizza Company in Roseville. His first restaurant in Folsom, Rock-N-Fire, is a hybrid-model restaurant that combines a fast-casual operation style with a large variety of food options much like a full serve restaurant. It also has a full service bar area in the restaurant. Plank Craft Kitchen + Bar will be the culmination of the many years and experiences in the restaurant industry and will undoubtedly be his finest work.