John grew up in Vail and graduated from the Vail Mountain School in 1984. He attended Hamilton College in Upstate New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He then moved to Osaka, Japan to teach corporate executives English. Over the next decade, John traveled the world and worked for top companies in everything from technology, energy, customs brokerage, polymeric repair products, to ultimately sales. Two young children and an inherent love of the mountains finally convinced John and his wife, Danie, to move back to Vail. He joined Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate in June of 2004 on a team with seasoned real estate agent,
Rick Pirog. Consistently ranking in SSF’s Top 10 Producers, together they have sold well over $850 million in real estate working with buyers, sellers and developers. Their notable development projects include high-end residential neighborhoods such as Village Walk in Beaver Creek, South Fork Meadows, and The Pointe at Edwards with numerous custom home builds in the Vail Valley. However, their true passion is in helping individuals and families achieve a lifestyle here in Vail that most people just dream about. "We are here for life and would love to help you join us! We will do our best to make your dreams come true!"