Neal was born in Long Island, New York and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While living in NYC, he quickly decided that there had to be a better way of life than living in Manhattan. Neal moved to Colorado in 1972 and made Denver his home during his career as a Mechanical Contractor, and during the raising of his two sons. Neal has owned various properties in the Vail area for the past thirty-six years. Four years ago Neal and his wife, Kathy, both retired and moved to Vail permanently. Since recreating outdoors is their passion, skiing, hiking, biking and fly fishing, preserving open space for our use and simply for its natural beauty and our way of life in the Valley is what has interested him in the Eagle Valley Land Trust.