Michael Spurgeon, Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation
TITLE: Executive Vice President
FOCUS AREAS: Youth development, health and medicine, education, the arts, the environment
PROFILE: Michael Spurgeon is one of two executive vice presidents on the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation board. He has been in this role since 2015. He is an English professor at the American River College and helped establish a local youth literacy program called 916 Ink.
Spurgeon’s professional bio shares:
Michael Spurgeon was residing in San Cristobal de Las Casas at the time of the Zapatista uprising. He is married to a Mexican national of Mayan origin, and he and his wife and their two children currently live in Sacramento, CA, where Michael is a tenured professor of English at American River College. His writing has appeared in regional and national journals, including The North American Review, Sonora Review, The Packinghouse Review, and many others. He is the author of two short collections of poems–Valente’s Delicate Wrist (Talent House Press, 1998) and Prosthetic Breath & Other Poems (3300 Press, 1995)–and his poetry has been anthologized in Burning the Little Candle (Ad Lumen Press, 2013) and Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets (SPC Press, 2013). He is co-founder and Board President of 916 Ink, a Sacramento area non-profit dedicated to promoting children’s literacy through creative writing. Let The Water Hold Me Down (Ad Lumen Press 2013) is his first novel.
Learn more about Surgeon’s background in this interview with newsreview.com.