Michael Murtaugh has had a full life of experiences. Some of which no one would ever want to experience for themselves. In his early years, Michael was molested, given drugs, fed dog food and ultimately fell into addiction, homelessness, crime and jailed 7 times by the age of 45. He fought addiction and personal issues for many years until 2010 - when he checked into Calvary Addiction Recovery Center which changed his life.
The road to his personal success has not been smooth but is now very rewarding. His professional career in high end resorts spans 34 years culminating in his final position as the Purchasing Director for the Four Seasons Resorts. His passion outside of work is assisting those who struggle with addiction. Since 2010 Michael has run a Recovery Ministry and delivered numerous presentations to a variety of audiences in high schools, businesses, men's groups, rehabilitation centers and others around the country. Michael is the Founder and Pastor of Life Recovery Church.
In 2017 Michael started the Annual Race for Recovery, which has now raised over $150,000 with 100% of the proceeds helping addicts get into rehab and families in need of support. In 2022's race, Michael swam from Alcatraz to land with his legs in shackles and no wet suit on to symbolically prove that the chains of addiction can be broken!
To date, Made4More Ministries has raised over $193,000 to help other organizations such as Calvary Healing Center, The Burnidge Soup Kitchen, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, and R.A.F.T. (Recovering Adolescences and Friends Together).
Michael is married to his rock and best friend Stacey. Michael is also the proud father of his other best friend and son Connor , Connors's wife Ajla and Michael's gran-daughter Reina. Michael & Stacey reside in Cave Creek , Arizona with their two dogs Boomer and Titan.