Michael S. Pruett is a prominent real estate agent based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Michael started his business career as a financial and administrative consultant, and has since expanded into co-founding OneWest.net, the largest ISP in the Intermountain West, developing and flipping residential property, and serving on several boards including the Community Safety Network and the Town of Jackson Planning Commission.

He is married to Dawn Paxton-Pruett and is dedicated to his three stepdaughters, his extended family and his friends. Through his near-death experience as told in The Hard Road, Michael desires to convince others that in the midst of human suffering, there is still hope.


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By age forty, Michael Pruett was a thriving businessman. He had raised millions in capital, started an Internet provider service, worked with contractors to develop and flip homes, and had established a solid reputation in Jackson Hole. Add to this a new wife and stepdaughters, and he had reached the pinnacle of the high life…or so he thought. His newest jaunt in real estate had nearly led him to bankruptcy, and his success was unraveling. On a routine drive home, a pair of headlights headed straight for him, changing his life forever.

July 15, 2012—the day he should have died.

Michael’s riveting biography tells the story of a terrible happenstance that forced him and his loved ones to explore life’s uncertainties. His story challenges us to ask the tough questions—about divine intervention, why bad things happen to good people, and what to do when the route we pick doesn’t take us where we planned to go.