Michael's career in restoration timber framing began while working at the Institute for Social Ecology with Seth Kelley. After a few years in the field, they founded Knobb Hill Joinery, focusing on preservation and restoration timber framing while occasionally designing and cutting new structures. He has spent a great deal of time documenting historic buildings, teaching classes, and demonstrating traditional timber framing methods. Now based in southeastern Pennsylvania, his company, Transom Historic Preservation Consulting, offers dendrochronology sampling services, historic documentation, and research. He is an active member of the Traditional Timber Frame Research Advisory Group and serves with Adam Miller as editor of Timber Framing, which keeps him engaged with members and their work in a meaningful way. Michael has served in the past as president of the board and clerk for the Guild, and says it is a privilege to serve once again.