Eighteen years ago, Mike Biniek and Susan Hoffman left the urban life for a more fulfilling experience. Belle Meade has grown into what it is today because of their flexible, nurturing patience and ability to evolve with the vision. Mike, B.S. in Biology, is a life long student of nature and wildlife. He carries out his vision of a more sustainable, healthy planet as he cares for the animals, plants, and community of Belle Meade. Susan, Ed.D. has four decades of experience as a teacher. She is the head of Belle Meade School, the Early Childhood Program, and the Day Camp.