Michael Chavers joined YBGR in August of 2016 as the chief executive officer. Born and raised in Idaho, Chavers pursued his education and career in Illinois. Before moving to Montana, he worked at Indian Oaks Academy, Nexus, for 22 years. Most recently, he served as the executive director of the organization.
Chavers holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the Moody Bible Institute. He is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform. Michael is married to Michelle. They have three daughters, Caroline, Olivia, and Chloe. They also have a dog, Mia. Besides spending time with his family, Michael enjoys fishing, the outdoors, and supporting the arts, particularly live music.