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LIK USA Employee Spotlight: Michael

Get Up Close with the Artist’s Chop & Join Supervisor

The Chop & Join Department is where all of Peter’s handcrafted framing options are sized, cut and assembled with expert care. Overseeing this daily operation is Michael, a 9-year veteran of LIK USA who makes sure that everything runs smoothly five days a week. Michael ‘s mantra is to “never send a customer anything I wouldn’t put on my own wall,” a notion that has certainly influenced his trustworthy status among the entire team in Las Vegas.

As a past recipient of LIK USA’s Employee of the Quarter Award, Michael’s enthusiasm over his craft is practically tangible: “My favorite aspect of working here is just knowing that I’ve been a part of this growing company for so long,” he remarks. “After all this time, it is really satisfying to actually know what I’m talking about when it comes to my work!” As far as Peter is concerned, nothing could be closer to the truth: “Michael’s eagerness to learn has led to his incredible growth in the department,” the Artist states. “His work ethic is bang on and I am grateful for his dedication.”

Continue learning about Michael by reading our Q&A with him below:

Who inspires you in your life and why?
I’d have to say my children: Jada, India, Briana, and Michael Jr. Without them, there’s no telling where I’d be. They made me grow up tremendously.

What do you like to do on your days off?
Sleep and hang out with my family. I’m not big on going out anywhere. Home is the best place for me.

What is the first thing you would buy if you one the lottery?
A house for the important people in my life.

What is your hidden talent?
I am a spoken word poet and somewhat of a singer.

What’s on your bucket list?
I’d like to travel to Egypt once before I die.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Deep-fried Oreos.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the fabulous city of Las Vegas?
Sleeping and keno – sometimes at the same time (LOL).

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
Some tropical island that doesn’t even have a name yet (somewhere quiet, and away from tourists).

/ Click to see one of Michael’s favorite Peter Lik images, The Great Wall.