Tjark has been active in the real estate, marketing, and

advertising industry throughout his professional career.


He began his career in New York City working in the computer

graphics industry managing the production activities for the

metro New York City region. It was this point that he realized

his love of the small town lifestyle. This led to a move to

Vermont where he founded an advertising agency until

2001. His entrepreneurial urge led him to launch Vermont

Recreation Magazine, a statewide publication focusing on

sports and fitness. It was during this endeavor that the

Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), a 45,000

member non-profit association, tapped him to manage

the Association’s marketing efforts.


In 2007, he joined the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce as Director of Communications where he provided marketing, design and communications leadership for the organization and its partner organizations - Vermont Hospitality Council, Vermont Attractions Association, Vermont Business Expo and Vermont Farms Association.


As a life-long summer resident, he had the opportunity to move to the Island full-time in 2009 to assist his aging parents. He founded Homes on Martha’s Vineyard (HMV), a full-service real estate sales and rental and property management firm with Susan Cahoon. While managing HMV for the past 7 years, he has developed a keen understanding of the MV real estate market, which he uses to assist his clients.


When Susan moved off Island to pursue an opportunity in Santa Fe, NM, Tjark began discussions with Skip and Joan about joining their agency. During the summer of 2017, the time was right for switch. For the clients of MVRE, my joining will only strengthen the agency’s ability to provide superior service.


He enjoys working on the never-ending renovation of his 1840 house in Katama. He is an avid skier, tennis player and somewhat of a computer nerd. He also gets in trouble by watching too much HGTV. Tjark lives in Katama with his wife, 3 children, 4 cats, 1 puppy, 2 horses and 6 barn cats.