Michael has enjoyed a diverse career path, having worked as a case manager for foster children, a family conference facilitator and a golf caddy. He earned two degrees, one in Communication from the College of Charleston, and the other in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel. He has continued his life education through Shadow Work Seminars and as a member of The Mankind Project.
Whether he is hiking, body surfing, playing tennis or indulging in his favorite fruit, the cherimoya, on one of his frequent trips to South America, he brings a sense of wonder to everything he does. Michael's favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts, and says the strangest thing he has ever eaten is a Guinea Pig.
A South Carolina native, Lee grew up on the coast in Garden City Beach. Early adventures to Morocco spun his passion for travel & exotic cuisine. While attending Clemson University, he found his pursuit in Economics. During that time, his desire for travel led him to the Western Territory of Australia, backpacking & canoeing the Kimberley Wilderness. Backcountry cooking became a strength of his while exploring native Australian plants, fruits, & wildlife. Fast forward fifteen years, living in Wyoming & now returning to the Lowcountry, Lee's education has culminated into a passion for local, sustainable food & mobilizing that product for the public.