Dan was born and raised in Camden, NY. His commitment to hard work and love of the outdoors was instilled in him at a young age. He attended Paul Smith's College and graduated with honors in 1981. In the years to follow, Dan "stayed the course" by working as a woodlands caretaker, hunting & fishing guide, forester, logging supervisor, timber cruiser, and an acquisition agent. It was Dan's love for the woods and his desire to provide land to "everyday folks" that prompted him to form Christmas & Associates, Inc. in 1989.
Dan's interests include hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing, Alpine and Nordic skiing & snowboarding but he will say that his greatest accomplishment in life was raising six beautiful children. Dan's devotion to family, love for the land, generous spirit and strong work ethic have shaped his life and formed the foundation and success of Christmas & Associates, Inc.
License #: 10311201276
Licensed in New York, Colorado, Montana
Growing up with Dan Christmas, Marc knew what an acre of land looked like before most kids could read or write. With his dad by his side, he spent years learning and crafting his woodsman skills to that of the old-fashioned Adirondack wood cutters. His strong work ethic stems partly from the lessons learned while working in the woodlands and his respect for the land remains rock solid. With his dad, he marked boundaries, worked in the woods, traveled to board meetings and sat at numerous kitchen table discussions about great tracts of land. He has hunted, fished, canoed and camped most of his life.
While central New York is Marc's home, he has toured large tracts of land in Colorado and Montana and has gained the experience needed to help folks interested in our properties in the western part of the country.
Real estate licnse #: 10301212547
Chad Landry comes to us from the Adirondack Mountains where he worked with his father at their family-owned logging business in Tupper Lake, New York. Chad learned about hard work at an early age—spending weekends and days off from school with his father learning how to harvest lumber and manage timberlands.
More recently, Chad turned his love for working in the woods into a new career at Christmas & Associates. Chad enjoys talking to people about land and is especially skilled at advising customers about the value of timber on their property. Chad’s background is also helpful when he works with customers to choose a site for building a cabin or the best location to locate a driveway. Chad’s early years in the woods also make him pretty skilled at spotting wildlife, so you won’t miss much if you are out walking land with Chad.
When Chad isn’t showing land to customers, he enjoys the outdoors and can be found riding a four-wheeler or a snowmobile in his free time. Chad’s favorite part about working for Christmas & Associates is meeting new people and talking with them about their hopes and dreams for buying NY land.
Real estate license#: 10401227642
Zac Lois joins Christmas & Associates from the US Army Special Forces after 12 years in the military. Zac fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and conducted operations in Central America, North America and the Middle East.
Prior to the military, Zac was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Wisconsin where he developed his love of all things outdoors and began to develop his various outdoorsman abilities. Zac grew up working in the woods of his family’s hunting and recreational property in northern Wisconsin. On his 18th birthday, Zac’s father gifted him the deed to the property and since then he has understood the importance of land management and the nobility of being a landowner. In addition to hunting, camping, hiking/snowshoeing, archery, and canoeing, Zac enjoys photographing wildlife and writing about the outdoors. Going on a land tour with Zac is not only an adventure but also an educational experience, as he loves to impart survival and outdoor skills.
In addition to being skilled in the outdoors, Zac is a trained historian. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in history and his graduate degree from Norwich University in military history. When Zac is not guiding customers or partaking in the outdoors, he enjoys working out, playing rugby, traveling with his wife, reading, and spending time with his two Labrador retrievers.
You can reach Zac at [email protected] or at 262-492-9752
Real estate license #: 10401274686
Mike was born and raised in Central New York and he has been enjoying the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for over thirty five years. After completing college with a degree in finance, Mike partnered with his father in the family’s plumbing business. To this day he credits his father for his strong work ethic.
Mike has been a Sportsmen Education instructor with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation since 1994, where he stresses respect and stewardship of our land. He also instructs outdoor education at Mohawk Valley Community College where he has developed courses in map and compass reading, wilderness survival, and wilderness first aid.
Mike’s interests include hunting, fishing, kayaking, and snowshoeing. He also dabbles in freelance writing and has had several articles published about the outdoors.
When offered the opportunity to join the Christmas & Associates team, Mike jumped at the chance... According to Mike, “Having the ability to combine my passion for all things outdoors with the opportunity to guide and assist clients in acquiring their own property to make memories happen has been a dream come true.”
You can reach Mike at [email protected] or on his cell phine at 315-832-1211
License #: 10401282235
John was born in Ohio but moved to upstate New York in 1999 - he instantly fell in love with the area and all it has to offer. John has been in the “land and cabin” business now for 15 years and still holds the same passion for the area and for guiding folks toward their perfect property. Years after customers acquire property from John, they know they still have him as their local resource for anything they may need.
John’s optimism and love of the outdoors is infectious and his attitude is always positive. As an avid Dirt Late Model driver and outdoorsman, John enjoys hunting, fishing, ATV-ing and snowmobiling throughout upstate New York and the Adirondacks. With his knowledge of the woods and his "folksy way,” he could easily be a guide or an outfitter, but fortunately for us...he has chosen to guide you to your dream property. Sportsman, woodsman, family man... John Hill is well respected by all who know him. He is a great worker and a great friend and we hope you get to meet him in person someday and walk the land of your dreams! You can reach John directly by email at [email protected] or on his cell phone at 315-657-5469.
Real estate license #: 40HI1011206