Michael was voted "Best (male) Realtor" 2017 by the Aspen Times' "Best of Aspen" readers poll.
Raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago (Glenview), Michael has a large family that began visiting Aspen in the early '70's where they enjoyed the world class skiing in the winters and fly-fishing, hiking and mountain biking in the summers. Michael's family bought a property at the base of Smuggler Mountain in Aspen back in 1974 and then eventually in Starwood.
After graduating from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, Michael went on to Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL), graduating in 1990. He then moved out to Aspen where he began working at Pinons restaurant and teaching skiing at Buttermilk. In 1999, Michael began his career in real estate with the Aspen Real Estate Company and sold for the same agent that brokered the deal for his parent’s property back in 1974. In 2008, Michael was invited to join Joshua & Co. (now Douglas Elliman) and has since been selling real estate in the upper Aspen valley full time now - for 20+ years.
His passion for meeting new people and showing them the lifestyle here in the Roaring Fork Valley that he enjoys so much is something that drives him to give his best everyday. He continues to pursue a successful career that has brought numerous satisfied clients into Michael's portfolio. Michael lives just downstream in Basalt with his wife, Denise, and their 2 girls, Lauren (14) and Taylor (12).