A Southerner at heart, Michael grew up in Covington, Virginia, and graduated from Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia, with a B.S. degree in Marketing and Economics. After graduating, he moved to Richmond, VA, and spent the next 10 years working for Schumacher Textiles in sales and marketing. In 1995, Michael started his own interior design company called Maison Home Décor and sold it seven years later in 2002, so he could move to a city he always dreamed of living — Charleston, South Carolina.
He restored an 18th century history home south of Broad Street which is in the oldest historic district in Charleston and made it his home. Through his restoration work, he was hired by the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) to be the Director of Licensing. This foundation preserves and protects the architectural, historical and cultural character of Charleston and its Low Country, and educates the public about Charleston’s history. Michael oversaw preservation work and managed the licensing required for reproductions. Michael moved to Charlotte in 2006, to be closer to his family and worked in sales at Brook Brothers.
Michael’s extensive background in textiles, furniture, interior design, arts, architecture, historical preservation and sales made his transition into residential real estate a natural move. He joined HM Properties in 2017.
Michael is a leader within the historic Dilworth community where he lives and he enjoys volunteering his time on several boards as well as gardening and cooking.