“Giving back to a community that has afforded me so many opportunities is really important to me.”
Michael is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, The Banquet, and Feeding South Dakota. He says its extremely rewarding to give back to the community he grew up in.
He left the state briefly to get his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities before coming back and completing his Masters program at Augustana University. Michael also recently attended the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas, TX.
“I came to First National for a career opportunity, but I will stay because of the people.” Michael says the Bank’s commitment to family values and his growth personally and professionally is something he doesn’t take lightly. He’s been in the industry for 7 years, 4.5 of which have been with First National Bank.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Beth, and son, Will. Aside from the occasional round of golf, Michael said a lot of his free time is spent doing “everything 3-year-olds like to do.”