Michael is an administrator, arts advocate, documentary filmmaker, educator, entrepreneur, mentor and researcher. He has worked for 31 years in the field of Public Education. He is a former commissioner for the Oregon Arts Commission.

Michael currently works as Supervisor for Leadership Development in the San Francisco Unified School District. He was 2-term President of the National Council on Educating Black Children. Michael is the former Executive Director of Airway Science for Kids. He currently serves as the President of World Arts Foundation, Inc. Mr. Grice holds a B.A. from Cornell College of Iowa and a M.A.T. from Reed College.