Michelle’s friend Steve Upton of South Deerfield, MA is a renowned wildlife photographer. He travels around the world with National Geographic getting up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, bears, caimans, elephants, lions, alligators, exotic birds and animals of every size and shape. We were thrilled when Michelle asked Steve to exhibit at Stonehurst and he said yes.
She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.