Join us in congratulating Michael Sawtelle on his new role as Assistant Director!
Michael joined Laurel Ridge as Facilities Manager in 2018. He graduated from the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University. As a son of Friedland Moravian Church, Michael’s love for Laurel Ridge began at a young age. He spent many summers volunteering and working at Laurel Ridge before joining the full-time staff. Michael and his wife Macy are Regional Youth Council (RYC) sweethearts, marrying in October 2016. You’ll be sure to see his two dogs, Lucy and Zinger, running around at his private residence at Laurel Ridge.
While his position on the mountain has evolved through the years, his love for all things Laurel Ridge has just grown! His responsibilities on the mountain will still include facilities, but he will continue to grow in the “background” operations at Laurel Ridge. Reach out with words of encouragement! He loves talking with others who care about this special place!