Growing up in Wisconsin gave Mike an immense appreciation for the outdoors, which only intensified with his move to Steamboat Springs, CO to study Ski Business Marketing and Management at Colorado Mountain College. Upon completion, Mike was offered a position with a Fortune 500 company working as a custom ski boot fitter. Excelling at this position, Mike was awarded the opportunity to start up and manage his own shop franchise in Squaw Valley, CA.
Always ready for a new challenge, after 9 years, Mike decided to pursue aviation and enrolled in Mazzei School of Aeronautics where he obtained his Helicopter Commercial, Instrument and Flight Instructor certifications. The next 14 years led Mike on a professional adventure of a lifetime, moving around the country and holding positions as an instructor, tour pilot and eventually a Training Director and then Chief Pilot for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the largest helicopter tour company in the world, located in Las Vegas, NV. In 2011, the adventure would continue as Mike was offered the Chief Pilot/Director of Operations position for a helicopter charter operation in western Colorado and was tasked to develop and implement operations. After 6 years of flying in the beautiful mountains and high desert it was time for the next chapter to be written and Mike decided to embark on his next journey: real estate.
With a genuine love of helping people and enjoying the mountains, coupled with his background and proven success in demanding and results driven environments, Mike is a powerful force that will assist you in all your real estate needs.
Mike lives in Durango with his wife, Julia, 3 dogs and 2 cats and when not working he can be found enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer from mountain biking, skiing, hiking, dirt biking, jeeping and any activity that involves fresh mountain air and nature.