The magic behind Michael’s Barkery all started with Michael! Michael was known as “the mayor” at his New Hope Pennsylvania High School because of his engaging personality. Everyone he met knew he had a beloved dog named Sunshine. When it came time to do his senior project, with the goal of exploring career aspirations, the easy answer was for Michael to bake and sell dog treats. The treats were an instant success! This small, inspired, event led to the vision and creation of Michael’s Barkery.
Throughout Michael’s life his parents have tried to choose paths for him that would not limit him because of his intellectual disability, but instead, focus on his strengths. He is the heart and soul behind Michael’s Barkery, and we hope that his story can inspire others to work towards their dreams!