Michael Sanders has served as a Chair of Membership Development for the United States Bartenders’ Guild has been a sought-after lecturer on topics of bar ownership, entrepreneurship, service etiquette and hospitality fashion. Prior to pursuing entrepreneurship, Michael was an accomplished digital sales and advertising executive, with successful tenures at both Ogilvy & Mather and the AMC Network in New York City. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 4, he has been a vocal advocate and fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, both in NYC and in Austin.
The Sanders’ and their beloved pup, Dixie, are residents of East Austin. When not at their bars, they can be found drinking mezcal and engaging in a (sometimes peaceful) debate over who was more talented: Michael Jackson or Prince.