Cliff was born in Detroit and spent his childhood in Harper Woods, a suburb on the east side of Detroit. He moved to Traverse City in 1984 and has found the area has matured into a beautiful city with its marina, downtown, year-round activities and the friendliness of the people. Cliff has three smart and beautiful daughters and one granddaughter in the area. He is amazed at how much they laugh when they all get together and is very proud of them. Cliff's hobby has primarily become ballroom dancing and he finds it very satisfying.
Cliff has owned the Kingsley Insurance Agency since 1998 and has two locations. He loves the feeling of providing affordable coverage and coming through for people when they need it. Cliff finds it a blessing to help the community in a way that coincides with his interest in ballroom dance. He is honored to be a part of SwingShift and the Stars.