About Jeff Michaels

Jeff 3Jeff Michaels has been a non-profit specialist and most recently served as the general manager of a home security and personal defense company in Middle Tennessee. These days, he is semi-retired and focused on writing. However, he is always looking for the next great opportunity, whether full-time, part-time, or serving in a limited role as a consultant.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Jeff lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife Dee and two Basset Hounds Rosie and Buster.

Returning to college in 2002, he received his BS degree in Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology (’07) and completed course work for a Masters degree in Communication (’09).

Married to Dee Golley Michaels for 41 years, they are co-owners of Hearth & Gate, a business devoted to the restoration of quality antique furniture and the crafting of unique pieces of home decor. Hearth & Gate is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Find out more by clicking on the Hearth & Gate button on the top tool bar.

Serving and working together is a way of life for Jeff and Dee, as they served with Child Evangelism Fellowship for more than 35 years. Jeff served in several leadership positions including twelve years as state director for New York.

Jeff is an accomplished genealogist and has written and self-published two books on his own family history. His latest venture is a genealogical research service called Roots & Branches. Find out more by clicking on the Roots & Branches button on the top tool bar.

His other interests include an occasional game of chess and once coached a Jr/Sr high school chess team to several championships in a competitive interscholastic league. United States military history is another life-long pursuit, especially the American Revolution and the US Navy. In addition, he gains satisfaction through finding, restoring, and using antique hand tools.

Reach Jeff:
By email: ThePlainEnglish@gmail.com

3 thoughts on “About Jeff Michaels”

  1. I read your post this morning about Thomas Burnick. He was my 4th Great Grandfather through John Burnick and Margaret O’Donnell, then John J Burnick and Sophie/a Meyer, then my great grandparents Stanley Burnick and Eleanora Remillard and then Charles McBeth and Beverley Burnick to my mother Kathleen McBeth-Lewis. Thank you for this narrative as I am researching my lineage on my own since most of my immediate family has no interest. I recently found tons of documents on a free trial of Fold3 and I was printing it all.. and reading this outline helped bring a clearer picture to me. Thank You.

  2. Hello Sir,
    My uncle was the Jr. Pilot onboard the China Clipper on that fateful night in Jan 8th, 1945. My aunt never got over it and she finally passed in 2001. That’s a long time to live with a broken heart.
    Thank you for your article. I love it.
    My associate and I know where the China Clipper is buried in Trinidad. After the crash the Army bulldozed the clipper in a hole and covered it over, sealing it in time. Specialist tell me the plane will be in unbelievable shape. And we are getting a team to together to go to Trinidad and recover this aircraft. What fun,,yes?

    1. Thank you for writing Timothy and I am interested in your news of possibly recovering the wreck of the China Clipper. Please contact me through this site when you have further information.

      Jeff Michaels

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