Bio: - Michael Sartain
Early Life: Michael Sartain was born on October 5th, 1977 in Dallas, Texas to Richard Wylie Sartain and Maria Adiela Sartain. His mother, a retired maternity nurse of over 40 years, is a native of Medellin, Colombia. His father, a successful financial planner who passed away in 2006, is a native of Dallas, Texas. Michael’s paternal grandfather, Dr Aaron Quintillus Sartain PhD was the dean of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University from 1963-1968. His father’s family is of Colonial British descent, immigrating to Virginia in the 17th century.
Sartain grew up in the neighborhood of Lakewood in East Dallas. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School where he was a district debate champion, captain of the wrestling and track teams as well as a martial arts instructor. During college in 1996 he joined the African-American Christian fraternity, Gamma Phi Delta. Sartain graduated with a BBA in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000.
Military Career: After 9/11 two of his Christian Fraternity brothers became aviators in the Navy and the Marine Corps. Sartain joined the United States Air Force in 2004 to become a Navigator on a KC-135 Stratotanker. He served four tours over seas with more than 60 combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served as a planning officer at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) during the Military Surge in Afghanistan during the summer of 2009. In 2011 Michael was medically retired from the military at the rank of Captain.
Finance Career: Sartain currently works full time in finance as a fund manager and stock options trader. He’s currently on of the Follow Traders on TastyTrade.com. He has been mentored in finance by Tom Sosnoff (the creator of Think or Swim) and Tony Battista
Charity Events and Red Carpet Hosting: Sartain is currently a red carpet host for charity events including Babes In Toyland Charity (Toy Drive, Pet Edition and Support the Troops) as well as Smash Global (Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Research and the Discrimination Free Zone) and The Model Citizen Fund (Backpacks for the homeless) and has been the red carpet correspondent for events produced by Karma International including Maxim Halloween, Runway Wonderland, Karma NYE, Maxim Super Bowl, and Karma Arabian Nights.
Emcee: Sartain is currently the on-stage emcee for Swimsuit USA, The Black Tape Project, The Drais Swimsuit Showcase, Teatro LA, The Miss Brazil USA International Bikini Pageant, The Paradise Challenge and The Rehab Bikini Invitational.
Internet Radio: Sartain was a radio co-host on “Waking Up In Vegas” with Tiffany Masters
The Millionaire Matchmaker: On April 10th, 2014 Michael Sartain appeared on season 7, episode 17 titled “The Narcissist Meets The Inner Geek” of Bravo TV’s ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker‘ along side Internet celebrity and New York socialite, Justin Ross Lee, owner of Pretentious Pocket.
The Great Love Debate: Michael was one of the panelists for The Great Love Debate. The event is a town hall type discussion about dating and relationships that takes place in several cities across the country. The Great Love Debate featured celebrity panelists including Patti Stanger (The Millionaire Matchmaker), Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Chris Soules (The Bachelor) and Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show).
Interests and Hobbies: Michael Sartain is a professional videographer and accomplished drone pilot.
He has a list of his top 200 book recommendations at MichaelSartain.com/Books. The list includes a large number of topics including finance, self improvement, phycology, nutrition and historical fiction.
Sartain is also lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Longhorns. His favorite musical genres are Dubstep, Trap, Drum & Bass and Southern Rap.
Red Carpet Host for Babes In Toyland Charity 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Red Carpet Host for The Maxim Halloween Party 2015
Host of the Black Tape Project and Paradise Challenge 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Host of the Rehab Bikini Invitational 2014, 2015, 2017
Red Carpet Host of the Victoria Secret Diamond Party 2018, 2019
Red Carpet Host for Smash Global MMA Charity 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Red Carpet Host for The Model Citizen Fund Charity 2017, 2018, 2019
Red Carpet Host for The Animal Foundation Nevada Annual Fundraiser 2019
Red Carpet Host for Face Forward LA Charity Gala 2018
Red Carpet Host for BHRC Charity Fundraiser supporting The Shade Tree Vegas 2018
Host of the Miss Brazil International Bikini Pageant 2016, 2017
Red Carpet Host of Runway Wonderland 2015 featuring Michael Costello
Host of Tropic Beauty Super Bowl Pageant 2014
Red Carpet Host for The Karma Intl NYE Party 2016
Host of the MyVegasMag.com Bikini Competition 2016
Red Carpet Host of The Karma Intl Arabian Nights Party 2016
Host of The Great Love Debate 2015 featuring Patti Stanger
Host of the Miss All-American Bikini Competition 2014
Videographer for Maxim Super Bowl 2016
Videographer for Playboy Plus AVN 2016
Videographer for Playboy Plus Cybergirl Pictorial 2015
Videographer for Playboy Halloween 2014
Red Carpet Host and Emcee for over 20 Celebrity Charity Events raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for animal rescue, toys for underprivileged children, reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic abuse, care packages for troops overseas, anti-bullying campaigns and several more. Professional videographer for 50+ events including Playboy and Maxim. Emcee for over 20 Bikini Competitions and Beauty Pageants.
Recruited models for Playboy, Maxim and Karma International events as well as over a dozen bikini competitions and beauty pageants. Close relationships with hundreds of social media influencers including Lindsey Pelas, Emily Sears, Abigail Ratchford, Tina Louise, Khloe Terae, and Chantel Zales.
Education and Background:
BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.
Retired US Air Force Captain with over 12 Air Medals, 60+ combat missions flown over Iraq and Afghanistan. Portfolio Manager at Continental Financial Capital.
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