Prior to joining WHCC, Michael was the Senior Assistant Superintendent and Construction Project Manager at The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Prior to Saint Andrews, Michael was the Project Manager / Irrigation Technician at Beekman Country Club where he was asked to rejoin the club five years later as the Senior Assistant Superintendent. Leading up to his fantastic career, Michael spent time in the military and received a formal education. Michael served in the United States Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge. He attended Airman Leadership School at The Community College of the Air Force. Thank you for your service Michael. He graduated Rutgers Professional Turf Management School in Brunswick, NJ. As for professional licenses, Michael is a Certified New York State Commercial Pesticide Applicator. He maintains memberships with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendent Association.
On a personal note, Michael is originally from Beacon, NY, and he and his family live in Hopewell Junction, NY. He played competitive soccer in the Air Force, and currently plays in recreational softball leagues. Michael and his wife Marilyn have three children who all attend St. Martin de Porres School in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jack is their first born, 10 year old son who plays hockey, soccer and lacrosse. Next up is Brooke, their 8 year old daughter who dances competitively, plays soccer and is an avid horse back rider. Not to be overshadowed is their 3 year old, Kate who as of right now is a very supportive fan of her brother Jack and her sister Brooke! To round out the family they have a beautiful dog, Rex. Michael’s wife Marilyn has quite an impressive background, is very career and family oriented, and is extremely supportive of Michael’s career. Marilyn received her Doctorate in nursing from Northeastern University. She is a professor at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, where she teaches nursing. Marilyn was born and raised in Middletown NY, graduated from Middletown High School, and her Mom actually lives in Middletown in the home she grew up in. Michael and Marilyn love being involved with their careers, families and kid’s activities. Please join us in providing a warm welcome to the Lashlee family!