Polly Michaelis

Alpaca Judge Polly Michaelis

Without any kicking or screaming, Polly entered the alpaca universe in 1996. She and her husband Ken created Finger Lakes Alpacas when they were lucky enough to relocate back to Central New York State from corporate occupations in Albany. In her former life Polly was a law librarian. Giving up power suits and pantyhose were just the first perks of alpaca ownership. Today, Finger Lakes Alpacas is home to over 50 Huacayas. __Polly has spent hours, days and years volunteering at AOBA National Conferences, AOBA Affiliate Grant Committee, Empire Alpaca Association Board of Directors and the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza. She is thrilled to have completed her apprentice judging program to be an AOBA certified judge for halter, fleece and performance. She is a firm believer that you must give back to this wonderful industry.