Learning the value of hard work and dedication at a young age,
Michael was taking odd jobs in his neighborhood such as mowing lawns and
shoveling snow. He delivered papers for the Oshkosh Northwestern
age of 12. Even at a young age he identified himself with words such as
loyal, honest and dependable, making deals with a handshake and a
person’s word of honor.
Michael graduated from Oshkosh North High School and attended
UW-Oshkosh. Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit continued to grow, moving
into his adult career as a stock broker for Carl Henning Investments at
the age of 21. He later became an investment advisor at Robert W. Baird.
Michael taught investment classes at Fox Valley Tech and at the age of
27 became the owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard in Oshkosh. Michael has
started and sold a number of other businesses and also currently
operates an online retail automotive business on Ebay. Michael
understands the value and challenges of small business ownership within a
Michael is an Executive board member of the Winnebago County
Republican Party, an associate member of the WinnebagoCRW, member of the
NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) and WIB (Wisconsin
Independent Businesses), and is a member of the NRA. Michael believes
in giving back to the community and was a member of the Jaycees and The
Exchange Club and is a current member of Oshkosh Southwest Rotary.
Michael raced Late Model Stock Cars for several years at Kaukauna,
Slinger and Madison. He enjoys watching the Brewers and Packers. Other
interests include gardening and making his children laugh. Michael
attends Portico church and volunteers services at Oshkosh Christian
School where his daughter Annalise currently attends. Michael is Pro
Life, Pro Family, and Pro Liberty.
Michael was raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is married to
Christine. They have three daughters, Lauren, 21, who is attending
Spring Arbor University in Michigan, majoring in Social Work, Carly, 19,
who is attending UW-Madison, majoring in Elementary Education and
Annalise, 10, who and attends Oshkosh Christian School.