VAC Council Member Michael Jay Green
Michael Jay Green lives in the countryside near Charlottesville Virginia. An itinerant bookseller, he has worked numerous author events and custom crafted conference bookstores for conferences/symposiums nationwide since 1996. Michael is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance, and currently teaches primarily in the Charlottesville Virginia area, as well as at conferences/gatherings.
He currently serves on the Board of Patients Out of Time as its treasurer as well as on its membership, events & legal committees. He is an active member of the Board of the Academy of Cannabis Education and of Humanity 360, all 501(c) 3 organizations. He also serves on the advisory board of the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Background/experience includes service as Viet Nam (Brown Water) Navy Veteran; award winning Landscape Contractor (Kick Ass Cactus, Inc); Attorney at Law & Judge Pro Tempore (Tucson, Az), with a stint as Chief Trial Deputy in the Office of the Public Defender, American Samoa (at 139 pounds, not your typical Samoan attorney): A graduate of the University of Arizona (B.A. in Eastern Studies,1976, Cumma Sum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa etc.) and its School of Law (1983) he attended high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Michael was the former Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona; and sat on the Boards of the Theodore Roosevelt Council, BSA; St. Joseph’s Hospital (Tucson, AZ); as Chair of PASAR, an drug & alcohol abuse umbrella organization sponsored by the Pima County AZ Superior Court System; as a founding member of the Tucson Citizens Police Advisory Board; and as a Literacy volunteer, in assisting in preparing individuals for their citizenship examination
(And of course, Michael is an Eagle Scout, O.A & Ner Tamid award.)