Before entering real estate, Don worked as an Economist and Senior Budget Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Toronto. In 1989, Don headed north with his family to begin his new real estate career in Muskoka.
Don specializes in waterfront properties across all price ranges and, throughout his extensive career, has been trusted with marketing some of Muskoka’s most exclusive and luxurious lakefront estates. Over time, he has become one of the most respected and trusted Realtors in Muskoka, giving rise to a broad following of satisfied clients. He is a perennial top producer and has received multiple sales achievement accolades including the National Chairman’s Club Top 1% Award, the Award of Excellence – Life Time Member and, most recently, the Johnston & Daniel Gairdner Award. After successfully brokering hundreds of real estate transactions on the lakes, Don’s wealth of knowledge, expertise, and insight benefit all our Team members and clients.
Don is passionate about real estate and looks forward to helping both new and past clients with their real estate needs.
Don is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.
Before becoming involved in Muskoka real estate, Gord was a senior executive at several companies in Toronto including Internet startup Netcom Canada, Bell New Ventures, and AT&T.
While working in Toronto and Windsor, Gord obtained his private pilot’s license so he could commute back and forth to Muskoka in his Cessna amphibious aircraft. Gord’s aviation training includes night rating, float rating, and IFR (instrument flight rating). Gord recently received his Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate. Gord brings the attention to detail that he learned in aviation to real estate.
Gord is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate.
In 1988 Gord built his first cottage on Lake Manitouwabing, near Parry Sound. In 1999 he purchased a cottage on spectacular Kennedy Point on Lake Muskoka and developed the property with extensive landscaping and the construction of a boathouse. Through his experience in multiple Muskoka building projects, Gord personally understands the perspective of his clients who are either buying Muskoka real estate, selling their cottage or building a new cottage in Muskoka. Gord and his family, including some beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, have been fortunate to live on and experience first hand the beauty of Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Muskoka.
Gord holds memberships at both Oviinbyrd Golf Club and Port Carling Golf & Country Club.
Tracy was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She earned her undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.
Before entering real estate, Tracy worked in marketing, sales force automation, and project management in the telecommunications sector in downtown Toronto.
Tracy believes in an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and personalized service, including actively listening to her clients and understanding their perspectives, needs, and interests. Her experience in marketing, research, staging cottages and interior design are all applied to providing the finest service available to her clients. As a long time cottager in Muskoka on the Big Three Lakes, she has extensive local knowledge of Muskoka and the recreational property market.
Tracy can make your transition when selling a cottage seamless from start to finish by providing access to contractors, interior design professionals, landscapers, movers, and storage facilities.
Tracy is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.
Tracy is a member of Oviinbyrd Golf Club and Port Carling Golf & Country Club.
Julie is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.
With over 15 years’ of experience selling both residential and cottage properties, Julie’s passion for Muskoka keeps growing.
Julie lives the Muskoka dream that many people wish for! Over 30 years ago, Julie and her husband Ed and their four sons moved to Muskoka. After years of renting cottages across the Muskoka and Parry Sound/Georgian Bay areas with their growing family, they were fortunate to be able to make the move for her husband’s new job.
Julie understands first-hand both the stresses and thrills of finding that special new home or vacation property.
In the summer of 2014, when her boys were grown and had finished their post-secondary education, Julie and Ed bought their dream cottage on an island on Georgian Bay. Years later, they have turned that dream into their own little piece of paradise where their family gathers for precious quality time together every spring, summer, and fall.
Julie’s mission is to show her clients that the Muskoka lifestyle is attainable and that she can turn their dreams into reality. According to Julie, “it’s that pinch-me moment when clients find the special place they never thought they’d find; when they realize their dreams are actually within reach.”
Krista is a consummate professional with 20 + years of sales experience in the luxury travel industry. Her sales and marketing background at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Toronto, Deloitte, and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts provide the perfect foundation for her Real Estate career.
Krista understands the key to working successfully with her clients is to communicate often, listen to their needs and wants, and to work as a team with them to find the perfect cottage in Muskoka.
Krista has extensive local knowledge of Muskoka, strong negotiating skills, and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and attention.
Krista, her husband, and three children have been cottaging in Muskoka for 17 years and own cottages on Lake Muskoka and Muldrew Lake. During the summer, Krista’s two teenage sons work and play at Muskoka Bay Golf Club, and her daughter owns and operates a pop-up store at the SWS Marina on Lake Rosseau.
Krista is passionate about Muskoka and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her clients.
Krista is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.
Kristyn is originally from the Toronto area and has over 15 years of experience in sales and business development. After graduating from Western University with a BHSc, Kristyn pursued a successful career as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. She completed her MBA in 2013 and held various roles in management, training and business development before relocating to the Muskoka area.
Kristyn knows first-hand the challenges of buying a cottage and all the excitement and details that come along with such a big decision. She loves partnering with her clients to help make their real estate dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, she is able to help make the process stress free and enjoyable.
Kristyn is committed to helping others and is on the YWCA Muskoka Board of Directors. In her spare time, Kristyn enjoys spending time on the water with her family and friends or exploring the trails with her dog Charley.