Director of Bar and Operations and Staff Development and General Manager, Hawthorne
After seven years of playing professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves farm systems, Michael found his passion in nightlife. Upon completion of his baseball career, he worked in VIP Security for 3 years in Las Vegas. Later, he interned with Light Group (now Hakkassan Group), one of the most respected hospitality groups in the world, and catapulted into management soon after. After managing several hospitality venues in Vegas, Michael moved to Washington D.C. to help open the 1.5 billion dollar MGM National Harbor project. After opening the venue, he jumped back into nightlife with the move to Hawthorne, helping the venue maintain its busy late night and private event businesses. He has been General Manager of Hawthorne since June 2017 and in November 2018 took on the additional role of Director of Employee Development. His hobbies include complaining about not playing baseball anymore, being mistaken for a bouncer and chasing his daughters around the house.