Michael Ripoll is originally from New York and has made North Carolina his home for the past eleven years. He is currently an instructor of Fire Protection Technology at Central Piedmont CC, where he can apply his experience as a career firefighter. Michael is an avid runner and enjoys participating in road races that support charities in his community. His goal is to complete his graduate studies in 2018. One of his favorite pastimes is to attend the movies with his daughter, especially the latest Marvel Comics movies.