Michael Clayton graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a BA in Criminal Justice. He is a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) and the American Nationalist Union (ANU) for whom he was the Television Reviewer for a short time in 1996 for their newspaper The Nationalist Times. Michael, also, had an article entitled "Follow these eight easy steps to a successful eggplant harvest" in Backwoods Home magazine March/April 1996 No. 38, also, found in A Backwoods Home Anthology: The Seventh Year. Michael complete courses in PC Repair in 1998 and Web Page Design in 2001 from the International Correspondence School (later renamed to Harcourt Learning Direct).