As a family of five we understand how important it is to have a great place to call home in a community that fits your lifestyle. This is why we’ve made the decision to live, work, and raise our family in the Dane County area. We value the countless activities and entertainment options, the outdoor activities made possible in part by the beautiful lakes in the area, and the people that make our community such a wonderful place to live.
Prior to joining the Stark Company we each served as teachers and coaches at several area schools.
Jeff began his teaching career at Belleville Middle School where he taught language arts, social studies, and math while also serving as Head Football Coach and Assistant Track Coach. After the birth of our second child, Max, Jeff quickly realized it would take more to support the family and provide the opportunities we were looking for. Always interested in leadership and personal development, Jeff pursued educational administration in hopes of landing an assistant principal position at an area middle or high school. This pursuit led Jeff to spend a year working with at-risk freshmen in the Sun Prairie School District and later to serve as an alternative education teacher within the Oregon School District before discovering that Stark Company Realtors, and the mission and values of the firm, were what he was really seeking all along.
Outside of work you’re most likely to find Jeff watching the Badgers and Packers, running, cooking, or reading up on leadership and personal development topics. Within the community he has served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce while also coaching multiple youth sports including football, basketball, t-ball, softball, and soccer.
Michelle also began her teaching career in Belleville as a high school math teacher. Who knew that little old Belleville, Wisconsin would be where this Portland, Oregon native would meet her future husband and business partner?! After 9 years at Belleville Michelle also felt the need to explore and landing a position teaching math at Oregon Middle School. While she will always have the heart of a teacher, Michelle’s priorities remain with her children. After a few years of Jeff’s pestering to take the leap with him, Michelle joined Jeff at Stark and has not looked back.
Michelle enjoys paddling on the lake, hiking Picnic Point, running, yoga, gardening, and cooking. She also continues to be involved in the community by spending her time volunteering in local schools and other Dane County organizations including coaching the Oregon Girls on the Run team.
From our family to yours, welcome home!
“Michelle has a deep concern for other people and is amazing at being able to actively listen.”
“Jeff consistently demonstrates a remarkable level of integrity and is extremely conscientious about the quality of his work.”
“Michelle embodies the essential values of respect, honesty, compassion, and integrity.”
“I appreciate that Jeff is solution focused.”
“Jeff is a person of high character, integrity, and inspiring leadership. He has the ability to create a strong vision, to organize, and unite people to work towards that vision.”
“Jeff will bring a level of professionalism, passion, and dedication that is unmatched.”