The son of a Denver weatherman and a Broadway-musical actress, Michael Chandler was raised in Colorado. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1971, he married his wife, Jackie, and the couple moved to Aspen. An avid outdoorsman, Chandler has a particular fondness for camping, snowmobiling, and boating, and he worked for the Colorado State Forest Service before joining the Aspen Police Department in 1972. Before leaving law enforcement to pursue a career in marketing, Chandler had become the assistant chief of police in Aspen and had worked with the University of Louisville’s National Crime Prevention Institute, giving lectures around the country on crime prevention.
As president of the Chandler Marketing Company, he has won more than forty Silver Microphone awards for outstanding advertising and has seen his strategies and tactics advertised on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. His first book with Pelican, Dreamweaving: The Secret to Overwhelming Your Business Competition, stresses the importance of not only knowing the customers’ dreams but also being their dreams. Chandler has lectured nationally for the past thirty-five years before universities, colleges, corporate retreats, and state and national banking conventions. His marketing strategies have been published within the East Coast Internet think tank The Globe.
The results of Chandler’s work have also been featured on NBC Nightly News and by Independent Banker, Bank Marketing, Michigan Banker, Ag Lender, the American Bankers Association, and American Banker. He is a member of the Small Business Advocate website’s “Brain Trust” and a frequent guest on Jim Blasingame’s talk shows. He is an active member of the Western Writers of America.
A professional Old West stunt gunfighter, Chandler has performed with the Great American Wild West Show at the National Western Stockshow in Denver. In his third Pelican title, Kincade’s Blood, Chandler ventures into the lawless Old West to tell the story of Kincade and his struggle to uncover his past. Chandler and his wife live in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.