Michael L. Thompson, Copper Leaf Financial, LLC

Michael is a partner, wealth advisor and chartered advisor in philanthropy at Copper Leaf Financial, LLC in Williston, VT.  As a wealth advisor with 20 years of experience, he spends his days helping clients make smart money decisions, minimize income and estate tax, transfer assets to the next generation, and make significant charitable gifts.   Michael is also an entrepreneur, experiencing success when he founded an organic food distribution company while attending the University of Florida. For the next 18 years Michael was deeply involved in the development and growth of the natural and organic food industry and was instrumental in the growth of several well-known organic products brands. Michael remains passionate about small business and sustainable food systems and deeply enjoys his service on the board of directors of Burlington’s Intervale Center. He also enjoys gardening, photography, snowshoeing, writing poetry and college sports (Go Gators!). Michael and his wife live on a farm in Jericho, Vermont.