Mike Schmitt, Maintenance Technician

Mike, a maintenance technician, joined the Bennington Property team in 2019 after 13 years working in Sunriver within the maintenance industry. His wife has been with us for several years and during that time, Mike came to admire the family orientated nature of Bennington Properties. He has contributed to the team atmosphere by being willing to help out wherever he can, but most of the time you’ll find him fixing things within the homes to ensure a wonderful guest experience.

Growing up, Mike enjoyed spending time snowmobiling in his home town of Silver Creek, NY. Some of his favorite memories consist of the times he spent with his family in a cabin in Canada. As an adult, Mike still enjoys the simple things and spending time outdoors with his family. His perfect day consists of being outside and fishing, camping, riding quads, floating the river, and enjoying a cold beer with his wife, who he describes as his #1 cheerleader and best friend. When asked about his favorite memory in Central Oregon, Mike responded with his wedding, which actually took place at one of the Bennington Property homes.

Mike’s advice for living a happy life is that “life is to short to let the little things upset you.” He is able to find joy in nearly every moment, from doing his best at work to sitting on his back deck enjoying a moment with his wife. Someday, Mike would love to own a fishing resort or a bed and breakfast in the mountains and live on a lake. But in the meantime, if you’re traveling to Central Oregon, Mike recommends floating the Deschutes river, mountain biking the Deschutes River Trail, and fitting in amazing food and micro brews in between.

mike's 3-Dreams:

♦ To live in a log home on the river
♦ To have my family live closer.
♦ For my wife to be able to retire and not have to work.

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