Many of you who have worked with me have also worked with Amy VanElsacker. She’s the glue that holds my office together. Amy is a broker associate and acts in many other roles on my team: event planner, personal assistant, graphic designer, customer service, sales, marketing, trainer, interior designer, and then some. She is the perfect illustration of why job titles often cannot encapsulate everything someone does to make a business run smoothly.
Amy brings creativity and a strong work ethic to the job every day. She also has a great sense of humor—after all, she was voted class clown in high school.
Amy was born in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in Escanaba, a Lake Michigan port town that’s almost due north of Chicago. She is part of a large family.
Amy was an artist from a young age. She was always interested in architecture, drawing floor plans and creating paintings of homes real and imaginary.
After studying urban planning at Michigan State University, Amy began her career in Grand Rapids. She worked in city planning and ran The Mustache Gallery, a live-work space that hosted local and national artists.
Before landing in Chicago, Amy spent a year in Vietnam, where she traveled the region and worked as a freelance artist and designer.
Today, Amy is active in the Chicago art scene and enjoys exploring the city for live music, good eats, and secondhand gems. She just married her long-time friend this past summer at a great celebration in the city. I commented that of course Amy threw an incredible party and that, even in Hollywood, nobody could have cast a better bride than her.
Also good to know: Amy takes Halloween seriously. She always celebrates the holiday with creative costumes.
Amy uses hard work and her naturally great eye to ensure that each listing stands out. She’s equally comfortable cleaning floors before open houses and holding a glass of wine at a gala.
If you haven’t met Amy yet, I hope you get the opportunity to do so. She’s a special person. We’re all lucky to have her around.