Michael Van Allen is a 3rd generation resident of Columbia County. He graduated from Ichabod Crane and then earned his Bachelor's degree from LeMoyne College. He is a Partner of MetzWood, with a primary responsibility for Commercial Lines Insurance. Michael has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and is currently completing the courses necessary for the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He resides in Kinderhook with his wife Margaret and two sons. Michael is a member of the Village of Kinderhook zoning board and coaches Northern Columbia Little League Baseball.