Meet Your Hosts
I grew up in a small railroad town on the Mississippi River in Northwest Illinois. Growing up on the river, camping, fishing and boating gave me a huge appreciation for the beauty of nature and the energizing effect the outdoors can have.
My wife, Sue, and I met while I was attending architecture school in Chicago. When we married, we spent our honeymoon in Western North Carolina and fell in love with the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We raised our family in the western suburbs of Chicago, but the mountains were always calling us back! After many visits and vacations in Lake Lure, we moved here in 2016 and began our work with Buffalo Junction Properties.
As a licensed Real Estate Broker, I thoroughly enjoy overseeing the management of vacation rental properties and meeting the wonderful people who stay with us. We have developed a wonderful relationship with our property owners, and many guests have become friends.
Interests & Affiliations: Cycling, Anything Outdoors, Real Estate, Architecture, Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Lure Baptist Church.
Sue Gage"The Mountains Are Calling, And I Must Go." ~ John Muir
This quote describes our "call" to beautiful Lake Lure and the surrounding area.
After raising two wonderful children in the suburbs of Chicago, we found ourselves asking "How do we get to Lake Lure before we retire?" Fortunately, Buffalo Junction Properties provided the answer!In 2016, BJP Founder, Tracy McGlohon invited us to join her team, which prompted us to make the move, start new careers, and reinvent ourselves along the way. Prior to this, my most recent work was as a Corporate Coach as a coordinator of the Registered Corporate Coach designation program. The skills I developed as an RCC, coupled with the professional real estate & architecture skills of my husband, Steve, are proving very useful in our new career as property managers.
I love meeting and working with the many great people who live, work, and visit Lake Lure. I can't figure out if the area's charm rubs off on the people, or vice versa!
Interests & Affiliations include: Kayaking, Hiking, Cooking, Reading, Lake Lure Baptist Church, Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, and serving as a member of the Friends of the Library of Lake Lure.