Michael Hale_2• Number six in a family of ten children, Michael was born in New Orleans, Louisiana

• Served as an altar boy at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church; currently member of the Knights of Columbus

• Graduated from East Jefferson High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Delgado College

• Joined the Marine Corps and served eight years, four active and four reserve, with Top Security clearance; currently member of the Marine Corps Reserve

• Graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics

• Entered private practice in 1975, started his own firm in 1984, and joined the IRS in 1986

• Married Erin in 1986

• Started with the IRS as an auditor, and moved to the Criminal Division in 1987

• Blessed with the birth of his son, Nathan, in 1989

• Enrolled Agent

• Started current business in 2001 in Grand Junction, Colorado, focusing on solving tax problems and providing excellent service for a fair price

• Has been playing Santa Claus for non-profits since 2002 and is a member of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas

• Opened Charleston office in 2006

• Opened office in Italy in 2012

• Enjoys riding motorcycle, sword fighting with Nathan, weight lifting and spoiling his grandsons; eager to try jousting in a Renaissance tournament in Italy