About Glen & Gretchen Tolksdorf

We are both fortunate to have been born and raised in Houghton, Michigan, in the heart of the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan’s beautiful Copper Country!

Glen Tolksdorf is a lifelong resident of the Copper Country, and graduated from Michigan Technological University with an AAS in Forest Technology and a B.S. in Forestry. He founded Tolksdorf Realty, Forestry & Appraisals in 1984.

Gretchen (Caspary) Tolksdorf received a BA and MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in Public Policy from Northwestern University, and spent several years as a research scientist in Chicago and California's Bay Area before returning to the U.P.

Glen is a Michigan licensed broker and real estate salesperson, a Michigan Registered Forester and a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters, and a Michigan Certified General Appraiser.  Gretchen is a Michigan State Licensed Appraiser, and a Michigan Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

Together, we are able to bring a unique perspective and understanding to our clients. Our roots in the Upper Peninsula are deep: all of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents worked in the local mining, timber, and retail industries. We grew up hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and snowmobiling the area. We know the U.P. inside and out, and are eager to help others find their perfect property and enjoy this beautiful area as much as we do!

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a forest land or waterfront property in the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, are considering a timber harvest on your land, or would like a land, commercial or residential appraisal, please call us at (906) 281-0462 (Glen) or (906) 281-4415 (Gretchen)...we're here to help!