I'm a life long resident of Benzie County, but my roots run deeper than that. My father's family was among the first to settle in Benzonia, and my mother's ancestors include one of the early keepers of the Point Betsie Lighthouse. I find my connections to the community to be a great asset, and combined these connections with a strong belief in and understanding of technology to give my buyers and sellers every possible advantage.
I graduated from Northwood University in Midland Michigan with a BBA in Marketing and an AA in Management in 1996. I then worked in advertising at Ross Roy Communications in Bloomfield Hills for two years before deciding to return to my home town.
I began selling real estate in the spring 1998, and worked several side jobs that first year while I got started, including bar tending at Crystal Downs Country Club near Frankfort. Then in November of that year I joined Coldwell Banker, and got the training that truly launched my career. Fred Schmidt, who today oversees all of our technology, taught prospecting techniques as part of that training and I owe a great deal of my success to those sessions.
I married my college sweetheart, Tammy, in 1997 and we have three sons who keep us very active. Winters family time is spent skiing, sledding and snowmobiling, while summertime will find us camping and playing on Crystal Lake. Today Tammy has taken responsiblity for the real estate sales business we had built together, while I focus on the growth of our agents and our company.