Michael has deep roots in Northern Michigan having family homesteads in Cedar on the Leelanau Peninsula. After graduating with his M.F.A. from Indiana University in 1997 he returned to the area bringing back a broad base of skills and experiences. The skills acquired were developed by holding such positions as Artist, Art Director, Teacher, and General Manager of a 27 year old family business. In 2005 he joined the Chateau Grand Traverse family, initially as a part time Tasting Room staff, but soon was offered the position of Merchandise Manager. This position uniquely utilizes his skills in organization, visual aesthetics, management, and customer service. He currently resides in Leelanau County with his partner, and their two dogs Homer and Cutter.
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