Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds his Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation. Born and raised in Fresno, Michael attended college at Jonkoping International School of Business in Sweden and earned his Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance at California State University, Fresno. Bringing over 11 years of experience to the Thiesen Dueker Group, he specializes in small business retirement plans and helping individuals pursue their financial goals. While in college, Michael learned theory and general concepts of the financial market, but it wasn’t until an internship with a local firm where he was first exposed to the planning side of the business and knew that was the route he wanted to go with his career. With the participation of his clients, Michael can educate, provide a plan, and a process to help guide them through both the predictable and unpredictable times in their lives.