Born in Newark, NJ, Michael Torto has been a Jets fan his entire life. As a high school student he played football, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at age 17. Over the next 21 years, Michael served his country, working as a Signalman, Quartermaster and Navy Counselor Recruiter. Although he traveled extensively during his time in the military, he always made time for his beloved Jets, watching games on TV wherever possible.
Michael has been recognized by the military for his community service work and prioritizes the importance of giving back in every aspect of his life, serving as a role model to those who are fortunate to work with or learn from him.