Michael “Chief” Peterson is a motivational speaker and poet. He marries social consciousness with mellow poetic verses. He declares himself a man dedicated to his family and focused on helping our youth. He is currently a Dean of Students at his alma mater, New Britain High School.
Chief is the playwright of and actor in his one-man show, “I Wish Life Had Training Wheels”. He has been appointed as the first ever Poet Laureate of his hometown, New Britain Connecticut. He appeared on Seasons 4,5, and 6 of the TvOne hit series, “Lexus’ Verses and Flow”. He is a three-time Connecticut Spoken Word Grand Slam Champion. Chief was featured at the Kallio Block Party in Helsinki, Finland. He also performed at the London Olympics and was on tour with Brian McKnight, Musiq Soulchild and Ginuwine during the Love, Heart and Soul Tour. Chief is no stranger to the injustice he speaks out about. He not only speaks about social inequities and individual struggle, but he acts to change the cycle.