Michael is the Business Advisor for Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. He owned and operated the Ethan Allen Design Center in Shelburne, retiring as President and CEO in 2016. He grew up in Burlington and attended the University of Vermont for his undergraduate and graduate education. He volunteers on several boards and has recently been the Director of Special Projects for Taste of Vermont 2018 with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has extensive retail management experience including product purchasing, pricing, inventory management, as well as customer service.