The Quinlan Group



Michaela & her team consist of four Realtors covering most of Northwest Vermont. Collectively the team has 50+ years of real estate experience. Their strength in knowledge proves crucial everyday, while representing Buyers & Sellers, in such a competitive market.

Jennifer Butler


Phone: (802)861-4753

Growing up in East Wallingford, Vermont, Jen Butler remembers her father building their very first home. Jen and her sisters were so excited when their parents purchased a camp near the lake to enjoy the summers. When they arrived at camp, the young girls realized the building was a teardown, and their summer involved yet another renovation. Those formidable years were Jen's first introduction to learning about homeownership and building equity.

Since 2001, Jen has lived in and worked in most of the towns within Chittenden County. After graduating from Champlain College with a degree in education, Jen taught at most every grade level. From daycares in Milton to high schools in Colchester and So. Burlington, summer programs in Winooski, and even a few college classes, Jen loved developing a rapport with her students and, most of all, when they actually enjoyed the highly dreaded math classes. During that time, Jen and her husband Matthew bought a home that they later renovated to meet their growing family needs in a community they wanted to raise their family. With the equity from their first home, the couple moved to a larger house closer to the kids' school that needed even more renovations, and started turning their attention to owning investment property, one out-of-state in an area they love to visit.

Michaela Quinlan


I love working in the area I grew up in, with a community I know so well. I would describe myself as an entrepreneur who thrives on building collaborative relationships and achieving results for people.
At a young age I started my own company, working with families to organize their homes and systems. I found such enjoyment improving my clients lives by helping them eliminate day-to-day stressors.
I am now privileged to continue working to improve peoples lives, now de-stressing my clients home buying and selling experience. Developing a relationship of trust and understanding with my clients has been core to my business' growth.

If you are in need of a Realtor, I am confident I can assist you in meeting your real estate needs.

Betsy Merill


Betsy’s passion for real estate grew during her 17+ years working for the largest modular home manufacturer on the East Coast. Throughout her tenure, she was a key player in handling work from accounting and office management to event planning and marketing. A New Hampshire native, before beginning her career, Betsy and her husband enjoyed four years living in Japan while he served the US Air Force. Both were eager to return home and establish roots in New England. In 2018, the Merrill family moved to Vermont when she was introduced to Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman. Excited to be back in the real estate industry, Betsy worked as an assistant to Michaela Quinlan, handling transaction management, client communications and marketing. Michaela has been recognized among the top 5% of all Coldwell Banker Agents worldwide and is the recipient of the 2019 Seven Days Readers’ Choice for Best Real Estate Agents. As Michaela’s business continued to grow, Betsy became licensed to elevate the services they can provide clients, forming the Michaela Quinlan Team. Outside of real estate, Betsy’s passions include hiking, yoga, energy work and cooking delicious plant based meals for her family. She also is active in supporting initiatives that end food insecurity. Formerly foster parents for teenage girls, she and her husband have firsthand experience seeing how stability in food, housing and a nurturing environment play a vital role in developing independent living skills.
Betsy lives in South Burlington with her husband, Jon and their daughter. They are very active in Vermont’s incredible outdoors.


Mark Frier


As a property investor in multi-family and student housing units, Mark Frier’s entrepreneurial and real estate success started in Chicago, inspired by his grandmother and father who developed successful businesses during his childhood. Holding a degree in mechanical engineering, he was lured to Vermont in 2006 to work as a project manager and engineer for Burton Snowboards.

Mark has grown his real estate investments into thriving businesses with persistence and interest in remodeling and redevelopment projects, constant evaluation of what drives economic growth in a community, and the ability to assemble industry experts with similar passions. A resident of Waterbury, everything about the area checked the proverbial box for a few of his adventures: access to the mountains and quality of life, commuting distance, and recognition of an evolving town. Waterbury was the perfect location to own a commercial building, home to his first restaurant in 2009, The Reservoir. Mark also owns a second restaurant, the Bench in Stowe, and holds additional rental units, apartments, and industrial buildings. His ventures require solid trust in an experienced management team and chefs to operate the day-to-day and genuine respect for his employees. He also grew a hobby for home brewing into a commercial operation under the brand Big Tree Beer.