1952 | BORN IN ANN ARBOR, MI
Pioneer High School, where I went to school, sat kitty-corner from the University of Michigan football stadium; we felt very much a part of what went on at the campus. It was a time of great change for our nation, and the political unrest at my school that mirrored what was happening in downtown Ann Arbor. At the same time, the high school benefited from its proximity to the university; the opportunities we had were unbelievable. We could choose to take classes in eight different foreign languages taught by University of Michigan faculty.
1975 | GRADUATED FROM MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
I ended up going to Michigan State—surprisingly, a lot of my classmates did the same! I went there, because I decided I wanted to work in the hotel and restaurant industry. Michigan State had, and still has, the second-best hospitality program in the country.