Michael was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, in a big family. He is the third youngest of 10 and each of his siblings live in different locations around the country and even outside of it. He and his wife enjoy a passion for travel and adventure, especially in Europe where they explore its deep history and scenic vistas together at every opportunity. His endless wanderlust is partially inspired by his deep love for the The Lord of the Rings franchise. Not one to shy from a thrill, he enjoys taking leap of faiths (bungee jumping) in his free time. And as a profound lover of all things music, he listens to a bit of everything. A proud dog father of two and a self-proclaimed hockey lover, Michael’s not just watched but played on the ice for most of his life. He came to Laudisi because of his passion for cigars, desire to learn more about the industry, and to get hands-on experience. He cites his own father as his hero, giving credit to him for making him the man he is today and instilling the value of being a “jack of all trades” into his work ethic.