Meet the Team
The Canning Properties team came together with one goal: To be the best. It is our passion and daily mission
With nearly 30 years of experience in the Pebble Beach and Carmel markets, we know the market – both the openly listed and discreetly available inventory. Together with their associates they are uniquely qualified to offer the highest level of professionalism and service on the Monterey Peninsula.
“Our passion and goal is quality, not quantity. We limit our areas of specialization in order to provide the highest level of professionalism and service to our sellers. We make every effort to harness our experience and contacts for the benefit of our buyers, introducing them to properties on and off the market, as well as to this extraordinary community we’re fortunate to call home.”
Mike has been a perennial leader in real estate in Carmel and Pebble Beach for 25 years, having been recognized in the top 10 in the United States as well as previously being Sotheby’s International Realty’s top agent 11 consecutive years. Prior to embarking on a residential brokerage career, Mike practiced law as a real estate attorney.
Married to his high school sweetheart and long suffering wife Nancy, they have two children, Jessica and Nic. His greatest avocation is fly fishing, followed not far behind by golf.
Jessica joined the team five years ago after spending nearly 10 years as Global Research Director of Venture Capital and Private Equity for Dow Jones; this business experience brings a level of professionalism and cultural understanding that has proved critical in providing market insight to clients. Since joining the team, Jessica has been involved in over $400M in real estate sales in Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley and the Carmel Highlands, and has applied her innovative technology strengths to bring our business to a new level for our buyers and sellers. In 2015 the team was nominated as a top technological innovator by Inman News.
Having grown up in Pebble Beach she has an intimate connection with all of the experiences this area has to offer. While attending Stevenson school, she was part of the 1998 CCS Championship basketball team and was the captain of the Volleyball team. Even more important, her education at Stevenson developed a deep passion for photography and literature that continues today.
Jessica graduated from Santa Clara University in 2002 with a degree in Economics.
Growing up in a real estate family on the Monterey Peninsula, Nic has developed a lifelong passion for the unique properties and architecture that this area has to offer. With second generation experience and deep local knowledge, Nic brings a unique set of talents to the table.
With nearly 20 years of experience in service and hospitality, Nic has refined his communication, relationship and business skills to provide the highest level of service to every client. He has a proactive, problem-solving mindset and the discipline to handle any challenge that real estate may present.
Nic graduated from C.S.U.M.B. with a degree in Business Administration and a Concentration in Entrepreneurship. While attending college, Nic trained in Martial Arts and won the Pan-American Championship in Renshinkan Karate-Do. In addition to his Martial Arts, Nic was very active in the community and was awarded the Kukui Award from the School of Business for his academic achievements and contributions to the community.
When Nic is not chasing his son and daughter around with his wife, you can find him on the golf course pursuing that perfect round.
After earning her Photojournalism degree from Cal State Northridge, Ellen now calls Monterey home where she pursues her passion for photography and design. Since joining the Canning Team in 2015, she designs print and web advertising for all properties. With her creative eye and social media experience, Ellen looks forward to expanding the Canning Properties Group in both print and web media design.
As a former Division I golfer, Ellen has a passion for the game and enjoys playing on the many courses on the Peninsula.
Native to the Monterey Peninsula, Natalie enjoys the natural beauty of the outdoors on the Central Coast. In 2009 she completed her Bachelor’s degree from California State University Monterey Bay with high honors. The same year, she began her real estate career in Carmel by-the-Sea and worked alongside a local top producer as his Executive Assistant. In 2011 she moved to the Pacific Northwest and pursued a position as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator for a builder in the Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington metropolitan areas. Natalie returned to Carmel in 2013 and assumed the role of Senior Transaction Coordinator for the Sotheby’s International Realty Monterey Peninsula offices. To balance work and play, Natalie enjoys hiking in the stunning environment she calls home.
Having worked alongside Mike for almost 20 years, Nancy’s role on the team is overseeing and approving the print marketing materials from start to finish. Her creative eye lends itself well to working with photographers and other marketing vendors designing print advertising and property brochures for Mike’s listings. Nancy enjoys her “behind the scenes” projects and appreciates the spectacular on and off-market properties the team has listed over the years; as she says, “with properties like these, my job is made so much easier!”
Married to Mike for over 41 years, she admits that fly fishing is now a passion, second to testing new culinary creations, followed by a golf game that “needs work.”