Since a young age, Eli has always possessed a strong desire to serve his local community and help others. Growing up in Washington state, Eli was an avid soccer player and used his experience from the field to volunteer as a youth coach. He spent many of his weekends and summers helping younger players grow and achieve their true potential. Throughout his own soccer career, Eli won a high school state championship, played at the collegiate level and won numerous individual awards. This background in soccer has instilled a competitive nature in Eli.
After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Financial Economics, Eli and his Fiancée, Montana, began a new journey in the Iowa Great Lakes area. In 2021, the young couple took over ownership of Los Pueblos Mexican Grill from Montana’s grandmother, Florencia Smith. As an owner of one of the staples of the Okoboji restaurant industry, Eli has continued to fulfill his passion for serving his local community.
Along with community service, Eli’s family is of paramount importance to him. As a new father, he spends much of his free time with Montana, newborn daughter Georgia, and their two dogs Auggie and David. Eli also enjoys playing and watching sports, camping, fishing, and many other outdoor activities.
As a relatively new member of the Iowa Great Lakes community and the RE/MAX Lakes Realty team, Eli is excited to start a new chapter in his life. He brings his background in competitive sports, community service and finance to the world of real estate. As an agent at RE/MAX Lakes Realty, Eli is committed to diligently serving his community with honesty and integrity.