Our Team

Michael Harper, Managing Broker

Michael has been involved in the fabric of Woodland Park and the surrounding communities of Teller County since he and his wife, Paula, moved to the area in 1983. 


Michael has been at the core of business ownership, development and day-to-day operations of Woodland Floral Company, Banana Belt Liquor, Eagle Fire Lodge, Building Partnership / Michael Scott Homes over the years. A Colorado Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2002 as Michael Harper Real Estate, Woodland Park. 


Michael keeps pace with community involvement by being active in Therapy dog volunteer work at local health care facilities, an active member of Woodland Life Center – Church of the Nazarene, past Chairman of the Board of Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, past President of Teller County Home Builders Association founding member of the Teller County Economic Development Corporation and presently Board Member of Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association of the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. 


Michael has specialized in residential real estate exclusively until 2013 when he broadened the scope of his company to include commercial real estate to serve the growing demands of Teller County commercial real estate sellers, developers, and buyers.


Phone: (719) 963-6971

Email: michael@michael-harper.com

Tamara Buttery, Associate Broker

Tamara is a broker associate with Michael Harper Real Estate, located and specializing in Teller County real estate. Tamara is a Texas native, went to Texas A&M (whoop!), and has lived, worked, and played in Teller County for 24 years. Her approach to real estate is to serve clients toward the best outcome for them.

Tamara worked briefly in Colorado Springs real estate in the early 1990’s while an Army spouse. After discovering and settling in Woodland Park, Tamara continued to be interested in a career in real estate and formally gained her license in 2012.

Tamara enjoys working with buyers and sellers alike; she is truly passionate about helping her clients realize their dreams. As a 21-year Army spouse, Tamara has unique insights and understanding into the needs of our military families. As a 20-year resident of this mountain paradise, she understands this market and this area to confidently guide you through your real estate situation. Tamara is ready and able to serve you whether you are a first-time homebuyer just entering the market, a luxury homebuyer, or the buyer looking for your dream retirement home.

Phone: (719) 439-1570

Email: tbuttery@michael-harper.com

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Mike Sperry, Associate Broker

Mike grew up in Brookfield, Illinois, outside Chicago. It was a wonderful time and place to be a kid with both sets of grandparents living nearby. His parents and siblings vacationed in Colorado and moved to Woodland Park in 1978 – this is where he was meant to be. Mike graduated from Woodland Park High School. He went to CU-Boulder, transferred to UCCS, and graduated with a Biology degree.


Mike loves this community and all it has to offer. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for many years, two-term President of the Pikes Peak Rotary Club, a member of Mountain Top Cycling Club, and previously served on the Keep Woodland Park Beautiful and Woodland Park Board of Adjustment. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District and is a member of the Paint Pony Water District board. Serving people and the community has always been his desire.


A 27-year career as a real estate appraiser/owner with Appraisal Associates of Teller County provides him a unique perspective when working with buyers and sellers. He brings that knowledge to every transaction. Understanding the nuances of individual areas and subdivisions is critical in this diverse market.


Woodland Park/Teller County is a great place to live. Golf is his sport of choice and he tries to play as often as possible. Hiking with his wife, Mary Ann, and two dogs brings him great joy.

He looks forward to serving you with your real estate needs.



Phone: (719) 649-8296

Email: mikesperryco@gmail.com

Jerry Smith, Associate Broker

Jerry is a broker associate working with Michael Harper and his team. He and his wife of 40+ years, Lee Anne, originally moved from Texas to Colorado in 1998. They lived in Divide from 2001 to 2006, but Jerry’s career took them back to Texas. Colorado has always been the place Jerry and Lee Anne wanted to be, so after his 40-year career in IT, they recently moved back to Spring Valley in Divide.  


Jerry attended Texas Christian University and The University of North Texas where he studied Music and Computer Science. Jerry enjoys playing trumpet, serving on the Church Worship Team, and playing tennis and golf. Jerry and Lee Anne have one adult daughter, Lauren Dennis, who attended Woodland Park High School. 


Jerry brings a broad range of experience to his career in real estate, with over 20 years of leadership experience with large companies including EDS, HP, Brocade, and Broadcom. He is uniquely positioned to provide you with the personal focus you deserve whether selling your existing home or finding the perfect new home.


 Phone: (719) 963-1565

Email: jerry.smith@michael-harper.com

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Traci Slade, Associate Broker & Transaction Coordinator

Traci Slade is a true native of Colorado. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs. After graduating from high school, Traci lived and worked for an oil and gas lawyer in Denver for many years. In 1986, her family relocated to Woodland Park. Living in the mountains and enjoying the great outdoors with spectacular views of Pikes Peak was always a dream of hers. After commuting from Woodland Park to Colorado Springs for more than 25 years, Traci was delighted when the opportunity was presented to join the team at Michael Harper Real Estate.

Traci’s career background was in the legal industry. She has been a legal assistant to many lawyers whose practices encompassed many different areas of law, including nonprofit and for-profit corporations, as well as real estate. Such background experience has facilitated the transition from a legal assistant to a transaction coordinator to her second career as a real estate associate broker. The same skills of initiative, diligence, attentiveness, caring, and a great work ethic that she possessed as a legal assistant she will bring to her real estate career.

She loves being of service to make buying or selling a home go as smoothly as possible and to lend a helping hand when needed. She is passionate about Woodland Park and the surrounding areas and looks forward to the opportunity to assist you in making the best choice for your real estate needs!

When not assisting clients, Traci enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, walking, hiking, boating, biking, and concerts.

Phone: (719) 310-7990

Email: tlslade719@gmail.com

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