Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michael’s youth encompassed family, community and playing a multitude of team sports and golf.
After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a BSc. in Mathematics and a Secondary School Teaching Certificate, Michael became an international mathematics teacher and sports director in Nigeria, West Africa; and in the highlands of Papua New Guinea under the auspices of CUSO (a Canadian Universities Volunteer Organization). Living and working in foreign countries gave Michael a better appreciation and understanding of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate sales and management as a sales agent and managing broker, Michael has gained extensive knowledge and insight whether it be providing management support, direction, and resolutions for agents and their real estate transactions or coaching and guiding people to go beyond where they thought they could go through relationship building, communication and leadership. Michael has also been involved as a member of Education and Membership Committees and as an instructor at the REBGV.
Michael is responsible for managing the Vancouver Westside and Downtown offices with oversight of the White Rock office and has been tasked with growing both Vancouver offices by attracting realtors that will enhance our culture and bring strong professional and ethical ideals with them. Michael will work closely with Ruth Hanson, our managing broker for West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Whistler and Lions Bay in developing the business in the Greater Vancouver area as well as working with our other managing brokers in BC and across the country to bring best practices to the business.
Michael’s motto is “It's all about Service. It's all about the Client.”