A renowned Tlingit carver, Michael Beasley is a journeyman artist since 1987. Beasley has focused on the study and implementation of classic Tlingit art forms. He serves as a Tlingit & Haida Community Council delegate for Juneau, AK.
Beasley is Yéil (Raven) of the L’uknax.ádi (Coho) Clan. His Tlingit name is Daanawáak. Beasley graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in metal design in 1987.