Mike Hondorp - The Leelanau Conservancy

Mike Hondorp

A native Michigander, Mike has had a lifelong connection to the unparalleled beauty of Leelanau. He’s so happy to be able to call this place home. A seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience, Mike has managed marketing, brand strategy, and business development for global brands including Instagram, Cameo, Bonobos, and Ralph Lauren, and a variety of start-ups. He recently joined as VP of Marketing for Force of Nature Meats, the first national brand founded on the principles of regenerative agriculture with a mission that positively impacts our planet, people, animals, and food system.

The important stuff: he’s obsessed with all things travel, nature, good food, fitness, and rescue dogs. He’s a proud University of Michigan alum, and calls both Austin, TX, and Leland, MI home. Before that, he spent 10 years in New York, and was even lucky to live in London for a stint. If you’re ever at Clay Cliffs — or any of the LC natural areas — there’s a good chance you’ll run into him, his husband Joe, and their white rescue mutt, Blanche.