Chiel is called Michael here in Lead Hill because we can't manage to pronounce Chiel correctly. He came from Mijdrecht, Holland where he has finished his high school work. In Lead Hill he lives with Tammy and Brian Lemon and their 4 (other) children. In Holland his mom and dad are Jan Willem and Yvonne.
Chiel calls himself a cool guy. He likes to relax and play sports. He found video games very helpful learning to speak English. He is hoping to see the world from a different perspective as a result of his time in the USA. He finds the lack of mass transit quite different from Holland and he misses Dutch candy.