Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Michael received his Business Degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. After working in his family’s businesses, which include Olinde’s Furniture, Ashley Furniture, and the Baton Rouge Beverage Company, Michael became licensed in Insurance and Investments in 1997.
Family and Faith have always remained central to Michael’s life as well as giving back to the community. He advances in his faith through participation in Holy Sepulchre and Closer Walk Ministries. He serves as a St. Vincent de Paul Board Member, Uniform for Kids Program Chairman, Baton Rouge Serra Club Board Member, past president and board member of Sunrise Rotary, and a H.T. Olinde, Jr. Foundation Board Member. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Assembly.