Micheal Garriott was born in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1947 and grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1965, where he was active in basketball and baseball and was vice president of the Varsity Club and the Senior Class. He attended the University of Richmond on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1969. After working as a probation officer in Norfolk for a year, he went to the University of Louisville, where he graduated in 1973 with an M.S.S.W. degree specializing in administration and clinical social work. After graduation, he worked in various psychiatric facilities, retiring in 2003 as executive vice president of a chain of private psych/substance abuse facilities. He returned to work in 2008 as a consultant to the Department of Defense, providing therapy to returning military members and to families returning from overseas assignment. Micheal is a widower living in Darien. He has a daughter and son and six grandchildren. He is a member of the National Association of Clinical Social Workers, Old Donation Episcopal Church and board member of Middlesex Commons Condo Association. In his free time, he enjoys bridge, golf, paddleball and pickleball.