Michael is the General Manager for the Vue on 30a and the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. He has lived in Santa Rosa Beach for a little over four years. Michael grew up in Michigan and graduated with a Criminal Justice degree from Michigan State University. “My parents did the typical Midwestern thing and retired to Mt. Dora, Florida about 5 years ago.” Michael has one sister and brother-in-law who live in Richmond, Virginia. “I am also very close to two sets of aunts and uncles who also live in Florida. I don’t get to see them as much as I want, but it is amazing what group texts can do for staying connected.”
“I fell into my career at first by accident. I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and was attempting to work for the federal government in a law enforcement capacity. The interview process was long and I needed a job to pay the bills, so I started working at the club in my hometown as a bartender. I had great mentors that showed me I had an ability in the hospitality field and pushed me to improve. I also enjoyed the pace of the work environment and not being chained to a desk and computer.”
Michael has been working in country clubs for 20 years now. After moving around the country he has settled in Santa Rosa Beach and landed the job as General Manager at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club.
“The great part of my job is the relationships I have made with my co-workers and the members of the Club. If you take the time and pay attention enough you can’t go a day without learning something new. My job is to make sure people are having fun and enjoying themselves, and I also get to share some of the biggest moments in their lives. It doesn’t get much better than that.”