Misha was born and raised in Ukraine. In 2003, he received a scholarship to the National Finance University. A few years later, as part of a student exchange program, Misha made his first trip to the US. He spent his entire summer in a small town in Missouri called Branson. During his stay he fell in love with the community but ultimately returned home to finish his education.
Misha graduated with a Bachelors in Finance in 2008 and soon took a job at a local bank in his hometown. The dream of making Branson his home never faded, so when he received a job offer from a friend in Branson, he knew it was the opportunity that he had been waiting for. He moved to the US and became the Assistant Catering Manager for Golden Corral. This position allowed him to hone his communication and negotiating skills while supervising event staff and ensuring guest satisfaction. Misha continued his career in the service industry at Chateau on the Lake as well as Level 2 Steakhouse and MoMo Sushi and Grill.
In 2017, Misha was honored to receive his US citizenship and officially become a proud American. Since moving to the US, Misha has become a husband and a father. He and his wife, Oksana, welcomed their son Daniel into the world on New Year’s Eve of 2019.
It was while purchasing his first home through Gerken & Associates, that Misha first took an interest in the world of real estate. He quickly realized his years of experience in guest service coupled with his degree in finance made for a great foundation to becoming a REALTOR®. It was then that he started on the next chapter of his American Dream.
Now as a licensed REALTOR®, Misha is happy to be a part of the amazing team of Gerken & Associates. He looks forward to serving you and helping you find your dream home!