Michael Grodsky is a musician turned financial planner who now specializes in health insurance for artists. Michael shares how he made that transition and more. Creative professionals of all types will find this interview insightful.
I love Michael’s quirky sense of humor and his expert ability to understand the needs of artists. It’s been wonderful to watch Michael blossom with the second career he created.
Michael Grodsky, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, provides education and access to health insurance for California artists and arts organizations. He is the founder of Aquarius Financial and Insurance Services, and board president of Side Street Projects (http://sidestreet.org), a non-profit artist-run organization.
Michael’s Health Insurance 101 workshops have been hosted by the 18th Street Arts Center, Armory Center for the Arts, Avenue 50 Studio, California Lawyers for the Arts, LA Art Park, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Outpost for Contemporary Arts, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Michael provides pro-bono insurance consultation to patients of the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center and Premier Oncology Foundation.
Michael earned bachelor’s & master’s degrees in guitar performance, music theory/composition from California State University, Fullerton. He enjoys swimming, making sounds with friends. He is married to artist Mara Lonner, making their home in Los Angeles with their two rescue dogs and menagerie of garden spiders.