Ortonville resident Gary Gorski decided earlier this year to live out his dream. After some planning, he took his part-time company Wolverine Studios (www.wolverinestudios.com) and a self-taught hobby -- online sports simulation game development – and flipped it this past January into his full-time company.
A 2001 University of Michigan graduate majoring in sports managements and communications, Gorski moved to Ortonville from the suburbs three years ago with his wife and four children to be closer to family. Dream number one accomplished.
In January, he left his assistant controller position in manufacturing after 18 years and converted the company he had started in 2006 into his full-time job. Dream number two accomplished. “We are very pleased that we have already surpassed last year’s sales already,” says Gorski.
The company sells their five games (pro basketball, pro football, college basketball, college football and professional golf) to big sports fans that are more interested in a game’s management and strategy then just button pushing. Two new games Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2019 and Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2019 are being released this month. Wolverine Studios’ customers become the manager of their teams, recruit, sign free agents and go through an entire career with the team.
In conjunction with Wolverine Studios’ success, Gorski also is making an impact on pediatric patients at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. He took a portion of Wolverine’s sales and donated it to Gamers Outreach charity (www.gamersoutreach.org) which then built and delivered a gaming cart to the hospital.
“For this project, I simply wanted to give back and, at the same time, teach my kids, ages 14, 11, 10 and 8, that they are the luckiest kids in the world,” says Gorski.
And our community is very lucky to have a successful entrepreneur and devoted family man who has focused on his dreams and priorities to “Live Life Well.” Congratulations Gary!
Village Funeral Home in Ortonville, Michigan has been directed by Roy Langolf since 2008 and offers a full range of bereavement services – funerals, cremations, headstones, jewelry, grief counseling and local support services. The funeral home has been in the community since 1947.