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.
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. Marc's direct number is 518-572-2755.
Bob is the newest addition to our NY land for sale team. As Bob puts it, he was raised in an environment with a lot of freedom. The freedom came in the form of privacy with acreage and a family sawmill business. The business was part time, so he generally worked in the evenings after school and sports. Exposure to long days and hard work came at a young age. Growing up in this type of atmosphere gave Bob the drive to pursue a career in forestry. His love for the outdoors coupled with his strong work ethic has given him the opportunity to work extensively in the forestry business while gaining valuable land experience and expertise. We, along with our customers, are fortunate to have the benefit of that experience. Bob was also introduced to hunting at an early age which as become a passion of his. He has been married for 15 years to a wonderful woman and has two great kids. His goal in life is to put God first, then his family - with the idea of making every day better than the one before. Feel free to contact Bob directly at 315-335-7215.
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 land. You can reach Chad directly at 518-524-5978.
Matt is the newest addition to our land and camps team. With deep ties to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Matt is an avid hunter and owns hunting properties in Bear Swamp state forest in Cayuga County, and two others in the towns of Jordan and Camillus, New York. Matt brings great enthusiasm for the outdoors to our land and camps sales team. As a bowhunter, Matt says, he was “bit by the archery bug early on” and fondly describes childhood memories that stem from spending time in the woods and hunting with his father in Bear Swamp state forest. In addition to hunting, Matt grew up fishing for trout and walleye in Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes. Prior to joining Christmas & Associates, Matt was a sales team leader for Tracker Marine, a division of Bass Pro located in Auburn, New York. Matt enjoys working with people and as a recreational land owner himself, he is a natural at describing the benefits and joys of land ownership. You can reach Matt directly at (315) 406-5470.