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Hood River OR, 97031
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Michael considers himself to be a true Gorge transplant. Having grown up in Southern California in a multicultural community, his love of food, surfing and snowboarding eventually led him to the Pacific Northwest and the snow of Mt. Hood. After high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he graduated at the top of his class as a Military Police Officer. The Marines taught Michael to take to heart the importance of integrity, courage and commitment; leadership traits he believes in and has applied to all aspects of his life.
Inspired by his passion for food, Michael spent several years in Ashland OR working with a respected mentor and friend, learning the ropes of the hospitality industry, (all while making time to snowboard). He moved to Hood River in 2003 earning his place in the community as a restaurant manager, events promoter, and small business owner.
Michael and his wife Lora live in White Salmon with their three amazing children. They love traveling, camping, snowboarding and spending time together while always looking for new ways to improve their community.
"I continue to approach my life and work with the belief that every day presents not only new challenges but also new opportunities for growth. I strive to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. I pay attention to my clients' expectations, actively listen to their needs and assist in guiding them to achieve their goals."
Michael earned his real estate Broker’s license and joined Copper West in 2021.
“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”