Mr. Balkind graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He has had a successful
career in sales and marketing and has owned several businesses. He enjoys his current career selling commercial
solar energy systems as well as water and heating fuel saving systems. He is committed to helping the environment.

After a childhood filled with competitive sports; lacrosse, swimming, gymnastics and skiing to name a few, he
played college lacrosse. He has since settled into a more recreational athletic life. He enjoys golf, skiing and scuba
diving. He is an avid fan of PGA golf and just about every other sport.

Mr. Balkind has written for Westchester Magazine.
He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and The Metropolitan Golf Writers Association.

Mr. Balkind lives in Katonah, New York with his wife, three children and their dog, Bode.
MICHAEL BALKIND
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