Neil Friske, born in Petoskey and raised near Charlevoix on the family farm, Friske Orchards, is a respected life-long resident of Northern Michigan. He graduated from Ellsworth High School and spent two-thirds of his life working on and running the family farm. For over a decade, Neil and his brother, Richard Jr., were second-generation partners in the family operation.
Currently, Neil owns and operates Friske & Sons Property Management in Charlevoix. When he’s not hard at work, he spends as much time as possible with family. He has four grown sons and is a delighted Opa of three beautiful grandchildren.
Friske heartily enjoys serving and being a part of his community. Through his sons’ growing up years, he coached youth sports teams (Little League and basketball). He also trained and worked with summer travel teams and coached an adult women’s softball team. Beyond coaching, Friske has made church and faith a priority in his and his family’s lives: he served on a church board and led music in church. To this day, Neil constantly and willingly gives his insight, time, and energy to his community, his church, and his fellow farmers and local business owners.
In tune with his values and stances on state and federal policies, Friske is a life-long member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a life-long member of Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), a member of Right to Life, and a member of Farm Bureau. Always, Neil will go out of his way to preserve the Second Amendment, fight for and defend the lives of the unborn, protect and educate on conserving and valuing our natural resources, and support the often unheard needs and concerns of farmers and small businesses.
With you, Neil Friske wants to help take back our lost freedoms, to defend liberties that are being torn down, and to preserve our rightful and valued heritages. Together, let’s lead and bring back the ideals of freedom, family, and truth.