With three and a half decades in the hospitality industry, Michael Erickson’s enthusiasm is as strong as ever.
He’s driven by managing, motivating, mentoring and recruiting top notch sales talent for KSL. And he always enjoys sharing the company story with others via sales calls, tradeshows and key client events.
Though one doesn’t rise the ranks in his area of expertise without having the gift of gab, he finds it’s more important to be a good listener. So, he prides himself on always engaging his ears before engaging his mouth.
Away from the office, Michael is said to be a darn fine cook, host and friend. Not necessarily in that order.
When not in the kitchen, Michael is often found on one outdoor adventure or another. Some of the ways he gets his kicks includes hiking, cycling and sailing. Specifically, he’s hiked the John Muir Trail for three weeks, cycled from San Francisco to Los Angeles in support of a charitable cause, and sailed the eastern seaboard.
MOTTO: Feel joy