Michael’s unique and international background is an eclectic adventure of diverse and intrepid business experiences based on a single common thread; exceptional interpersonal relationship skills that drive client-based service and success. Taking care of people’s needs is not new to Michael, he built and operated a helicopter-accessed backcountry skiing & hiking lodge, nominated one of Outside Magazine’s “10 Best Adventure Lodges”, grew and sold a successful Vacation Rental Management company and had numerous fortunate opportunities, to study, live and work abroad in Europe (for many hospitality-based companies such as Butterfield & Robinson, Trek Travel and Backroads International). Michael is also a licensed B.C. Mortgage Broker with Whistler-based Garibaldi Mortgage gaining extensive underwriting knowledge by preparing mortgage files for primary, recreational, commercial properties for both residents and non-residents, often requiring non-conventional private lenders and mortgage investment companies. For 4 years as Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Real Estate Sales Manager, he succeeded at kick-starting the post-2008 re-sale market and completed over 85% of the total real estate deals. These challenging roles required Michael to think-outside-the-box, to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table in order to create meaningful solutions in collaboration with his clients. An open and honest communicator, Michael has a reputation for integrity, professionalism, attention to detail, and has an exemplary work ethic. Once Michael’s clients achieve their desired comfort, he is passionate about bringing people together in an educated environment that is conducive to meaningful discussion and getting deals done. Michael is a focused professional that provides his clients with unique personal insight, a few interesting tales and an unrelenting commitment to the highest level of client-care.