Hello! My name is Michael Byer. I have lived in Colorado for over 12 years. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains while visiting my older brother in Steamboat Springs. I headed westward when I turned 18 years old and have called Colorado home since then.
I attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs and graduated in 4 years with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish. During that time, I had the opportunity to live and work abroad in Majorca, Spain, where I learned to speak fluent Spanish. I was on track toward entering the medical field when I had a change of heart. I decided to take time to soul-search and explore other passions before entering on a different career path.
In 2012, I moved to Crestone, Colorado in the San Luis Valley where my older brother had settled. I was able to help his grocery business during its transition from its original space to a larger, more central location. It was also during this time that I met my wife, Sabra, who was living in Salida.
It had been a long-time dream of mine to be self-employed. In collaboration with my wife and utilizing her background in the coffee industry, we joined forces and opened Tiny House Coffee in Poncha Springs on July 4th, 2015, 3 months after the birth of our son, Sam.
My love of the Upper-Arkansas River Valley as well as my desire to make this area a permanent home for my family has driven me to pursue a career in real estate. I have a strong work ethic and loyal nature, both qualities that perfectly align with the mission of Western Mountain Real Estate.