This mom-of-two made the move from Battery Park to Chappaqua, and never looked back!
Always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in, Suburban Jungle Business Development Director MICHELE WOLFBERG helps get the word out about the business — and, as a result, helps more and more city families connect with Suburban Jungle. See how this busy mom of two found the right ‘burb for her young family, and how she’s now instrumental in connecting the dots so countless clients can make the leap from urban to suburban.
Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
MOST RECENT JOB BEFORE SUBURBAN JUNGLE
Morgan Stanley in the Prime Brokerage division
WHAT SHE APPLIES FROM HER PREVIOUS CAREER TO HER WORK WITH SUBURBAN JUNGLE
“I worked in a very fast paced environment with rules and regulations constantly changing. Being able to quickly adapt and understand what is needed has prepared me to work in any industry. The needs and wants of families has evolved as well and will continue to do so. My ability to observe new trends and reach those who are contemplating this life event helps me position Suburban Jungle where we’re needed most.”
WHAT SHE LOVES MOST ABOUT WORKING AT SUBURBAN JUNGLE
“I love the people! It’s a great group of motivated women living in different areas of the country, all with different past work experiences and all working together bringing new and innovative ideas to continue to grow the business. And, while I don’t work with Suburban Jungle families, I do work closely with the Suburban Jungle staff who, in turn, are in the market every single day. I especially enjoy speaking with the business development reps across the country and listening to what is going on in each region so I can understand more about expanding into these suburbs. It’s a great day when I get to speak with my colleagues in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!”
ABOUT HER FAMILY
Michele loves taking care of her two kids — and playing tennis! When she’s working, you can find Michele hosting parties for friends and family, and trying new restaurants in and around Westchester. Her husband Darren works in finance and is also super active — he loves golf, skiing, baseball, cooking and, also, entertaining with Michele. “Our kids are very active, too!” says Michele. “Eve is six and starting first grade in the fall. She loves to dance, to ski and to play soccer and softball. She also loves gymnastics and art — never a dull moment! And Taylor, who turns four in August, is also busy, busy, whether it’s having fun at school, camp or with friends in the pool!”
WHERE SHE MOVED FROM
Battery Park in NYC — before that, Michele lived in the Boston ‘burbs and Darren in Miami.
WHERE SHE CALLS HOME
Chappaqua, New York
WHEN IT ALL HAPPENED
The family moved in June 2015 — and never looked back!
WHY SHE CHOSE CHAPPAQUA
“We chose Chappaqua because it was incredibly welcoming and has great schools. The country vibe and almost-weekly family events make this a special place to live. From the farmers market, concerts in the park, to weekend sports at the many different school fields, there are so many great ways to spend your days with your family. As an extra bonus to our regular routine, we are so close to ski mountains for after school ski lessons and weekend day trips in the winter. And for the summer we are surrounded by pool clubs and golf clubs and beaches — also amazing!”
WHAT SHE’D TELL CITY FAMILIES CONSIDERING MAKING A MOVE
“Any fears you may have about leaving the city will be quickly forgotten once you settle in, start to make friends and become familiar with your new environment. Everyone you meet likely moved from a big city and is or was in your position! They get it!”
WHY SHE WORKS FOR SUBURBAN JUNGLE
“I remember meeting Ali (Bernstein, Founder & President of Suburban Jungle) and remember her telling me me about the company — it was an immediate fit for me! We had just moved out of the city and did everything on our own. It was overwhelming and totally stressful from start to finish. Knowing there is a company out there that can help city families navigate the process and find their right ‘burb is incredible — and the fact that it’s free makes it even better! I wish I had known about Suburban Jungle — we would definitely have used it!”
Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist, and find the place your family truly fits in visit www.suburbanjunglerealty.com and click GET STARTED.