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, Alaska.
Beasley is Raven (Yéil) of the Coho (L'uknax.ádi) Clan and lives in Juneau, Alaska. His Tlingit name is Daanawáak. Beasley graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in Metal design in 1987.