With extensive knowledge and experience in Addison County real estate, Michael thrives in helping buyers find their dream homes and developing strategies for sellers to begin a new journey. A results-focused professional, Michael is recognized for his strong people, planning, and communication skills.
His Vermont story began 30+ years ago, when he and his now-wife, Amy, moved to Addison and purchased a 150-acre commercial apple orchard, Yankee Kingdom Orchard. Their business survived the ups and downs of the apple market and farming by having the foresight to diversify operations to include additional fruit crops, a garden center, a bakery, a playground for kids, and a landscaping business. He proudly designed, grew, and installed gardens for Basin Harbor – one of the jewels in Addison Counties' crown.
After years of farming, Michael turned his business development expertise to working for DR Power Equipment as their Senior Product Manager. For nearly a decade, he blended his business savvy, love of farming, and development experience to help grow the well-known and storied power equipment company. When the company merged with another equipment dealer in 2015, Michael had an opportunity to pursue his long-time passion for real estate.
Born and raised between Addison and Chittenden County, Brittany is passionate about the state of Vermont that she calls home. As one of the eldest of seven siblings, compassion, responsibility, and hard work comes naturally to Brittany. After graduating from Champlain College with a degree in marketing and events management, Brittany joined established Realtor Michael Johnston to help with transaction management and marketing. Her creativity, adaptability, and attention to detail were immediately recognized. Now a licensed real estate agent, Brittany expands her role to guide buyers and sellers through the process.
Spending several years in the restaurant and service industry, Brittany has been recognized for customer service and promoted to positions of mentoring staff. Brittany thrives in keeping busy and organized - holding multiple jobs while attending school full-time and spending time with her family. Brittany continues to volunteer annually with the "Big Change Round-Up" to benefit the Vermont Children's hospital, which was a temporary home for her two youngest brothers in their early life.