Michael is the Executive Director of Youth Represent, a legal services nonprofit based in New York City. Mike leads an incredible staff that provides community-based legal representation to youth, aged 24 and under, who have been involved in the criminal legal system and assists them to lift legal barriers that prevent successful reentry. Through successful litigation in Federal and State court, he has secured systemic change for those during the process of reentry and is a frequent lecturer on systemic approaches to civil the rights of those who have experienced the criminal legal system. Mike originates from Seattle, loves coffee and rain, and lives in New York City with his wife, dog, and 3-year-old daughter.
“I have seen the incredible joy, hope, and excitement that SFYS brings to their audience. Music transcends space and time and reminds us of our common humanity. There is no more important moment, than right now, to bring this to our seniors, to their family, and to their incredible frontline caretakers. I'm incredibly honored to serve on the SFYS's Board.”