For nearly two decades, Mike has played a critical role in the development of the tourism, lodging and the real estate industry in the Lutsen and overall Cook County areas. Mike moved to the area in 1988 after serving Cook County in several consultant roles from his Duluth office. In 1992, Mike built the Mountain Inn at Lutsen – a contemporary 30 Room Inn located at Lutsen Mountains. Thereafter, Mike started the Lutsen Lodging Company…a full service property and rental management company…and the Lutsen Real Estate Group… a full service Real Estate Agency. Mike played a critical role to help develop Superior National at Lutsen Golf course by authoring the original feasibility study in 1987.
He served on the golf course board of directors through 1995. Mike serves as the current President of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association and serves of their marketing sub-committee. Mike has taken a significant role in the development of higher end housing developments at Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course and two higher-end townhome developments in Grand Marais. Because of his involvement in the area for nearly 20 years, Mike has a keen sense of the Real Estate Market. Mike and his wife of 19 years and three children live in Lutsen.