I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, but spent most of my formative summers canoeing and camping at a remote wilderness summer camp called Keewaydin, in Northern Ontario. Keewaydin is the oldest continually operating summer camp in North America, and they take the wilderness experience seriously. I started as a camper there when I was 12 and joined the staff as soon as they would allow me. All told I spent nearly every summer of my youth in the wilderness, surrounded by people who would teach me the thrill of adventure and the satisfaction of accomplishing tremendous challenges. It was here that I truly learned that there is nothing one cannot accomplish if you put your mind, intuition and training to work for you. It was also here where I was fortunate enough to find the love of my life, the soul mate who would be apart of every adventure from that day forward. I attended Kent School in Connecticut for high school, and then Drew University. Throughout high school and university I continued to spend my summers at Keewaydin.
I graduated from Drew in 1993 with a degree in Political Science, and minors in Sociology and Religion. The religion minor came to me not through a deep spiritual sense, but because many of the ethics classes that I found fascinating fell under the religion department at Drew. The Poli-Sci degree came from a love of current events and for debating political theory. Neither have served to guide me professionally so much as shape me personally.
Following graduation I spent most of a year living abroad working for British Telecom, an experience which mostly helped guide me away from big business. I spent much of my time in England traveling around Europe and the UK, while spending my summers leading canoe trips for kids at Keewaydin.
In 1994 I stopped for the night in Waitsfield, Vermont on my way home from a summer-long canoe trip and effectively never left. During the next year I helped renovate an old farmhouse, I worked as a ski-lift mechanic, and a liftie. The next year I was hired as a seasonal supervisor in guest services and eventually became a manager in Mountain Operations at Sugarbush Resort, where I remained for a total of 8 extremely satisfying and fun-filled years.
I left Sugarbush to take over as the Director of Keewaydin in 2001, a dream job really. I remained there for 4 years, during which time I worked hard to establish the camp as a charitable non-profit in the United States and Canada. I traveled extensively both recruiting for the camp, and helping raise money for the fledgling non-profit.
In 2004 I became a licensed real estate agent, and later a broker at Bradley Brook Real Estate, where I remained for almost 10 years. In 2014 I opened my own real estate office in Waitsfield, Vermont. I strive every day to make sure that I compromise nothing in my effort to help prospective home buyers and sellers find exactly what they are looking for.
When I am not in the office I spend as much time as possible with my wife, Sarah and our two wonderful children. We are an outdoors-ey family, spending most of our spare time in search of adventure – hiking behind our house on the Catamount Trail, mountain biking at Blueberry Lake, skiing in our backyard playgrounds (Mad River Glen and Sugarbush), camping and canoeing in the Canadian Wilderness, and generally living in the outdoors.
I have been a member of the Warren Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, I teach kids to ski for the Fayston School Winter Sports program, and I serve on both the Fayston School Board of Directors and the Washington West Supervisory Union Executive Committee. Finally, but not lastly, I coach my sons youth baseball team, which I am proud to say brought home the first ever State Championship to the Mad River Valley Little League during the spring of 2014.