After growing up in Chicago and earning his degree in International Marketing from Northern Illinois University and achieving success in the corporate world in Chicago, Michael made the decision to seek out a new life experience and chose Santa Fe as his new home 1989. He immediately fell in love with its rich, diverse culture and history, incredible outdoor life and wonderful people and in 1994, being a third-generation realtor, naturally began his very successful career in Santa Fe real estate.
He has been practicing Real Estate in Santa Fe since 1994. He understands that whether you are buying or selling Real Estate, the process always encompasses some form of Transition. The transition can be relocating because of change of life, upgrading, downsizing, looking for the right school district, health challenges, money challenges or even domestic challenges. Besides knowing the Santa Fe Real Estate Market in great depth, he also understands the sensitivity to assisting people through their transition when buying or selling Real Estate. It is always his goal regardless of a client’s circumstances, to create a positive experience which results in not only a return of those same clients over and over again, but long-lasting friendships as well.
In addition to his passions for travel, skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving and the performing arts, Michael volunteers much of his personal time and resources to non-profit organizations which support and benefit thousands of children across New Mexico, including the National Dance Institute (www.ndi-nm.org) where he was a dance instructor for over eleven years and a member of its board from 2000 - 2012; Currently NDI Emeritus Board member, Current Board Member of the Santa Fe Children's Museum, Current Board member for the Fat Tire Society, Past Volunteer for the Las Campanas Compadres (www.lascampanascompadres.org), an equestrian program for physically and mentally challenged children and adults; Current Volunteer Instructor for the Adaptive Ski Program (www.adaptiveski.org) for which he teaches at Santa Fe Ski Basin during the winter months. Previously, he has also coached Little League, hockey, martial arts, Special Olympics and been the dance coach and choreographer for the Santa Fe Prep Dance team for middle and high school. Michael has also been a Big Brother to children over the last 30 years who are now having their own children and are still in his life. Working with Children is one of his greatest passions.