Mike Buryk is a writer and speaker whose research focuses on Lemko and Ukrainian genealogy and the history of Ukrainians in the United States. He has a special interest in Schuylkill County, PA since his paternal grandparents came from the Lemko region of Poland and settled in the Forestville/Primrose area early in the 20th century.  His Dad grew up in Red Patch in the 1920's and 1930's.  

He first became acquainted with the work of Bervinchak in 1984 during an exhibit at The Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Mike regularly organizes exhibits of the artist's work in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.