Michael J. LaFaveMichael J. LaFave was named show announcer at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2001.

For more than 30 years, LaFave has been involved in breeding and showing Basset Hounds under the Kennel name of Redemption Rock Bassets. With several AKC Champions to their credit, Michael and his wife Carla, a judge of all hound breeds, are life members of the Pilgrim Basset Hound Club and 25-year members of The Basset Hound Club of America.

Over his many years of involvement with purebred dogs, LaFave has served as President of the Pilgrim Basset Hound Club, Vice President of the Worcester County Kennel Club, and President of the Wachusett Kennel Club. In addition, LaFave is a member of the Eastern Dog Club, where he has served in a number of leadership roles including Group Ring Announcer, Chief Steward, Show Chairman, Vice President, and President.

LaFave also has served extensively in volunteer leadership positions with non-profit organizations such as the Greater Worcester YMCA, the Worcester Regional and Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, and the Boy Scouts of America, and is a founder of the Northeast Human Resources Association.

LaFave is the Founder and President of Michael J. LaFave Associates, a leadership and organizational development consulting firm. He is currently a member of the Human Resources Managament Association of New Mexico and the national Society for Human Resource Management.

LaFave resides in Placitas, New Mexico with his wife, Carla, and two Bassets.

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