Mike was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and grew up in the rural area of Gotha. He was raised to appreciate the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He attended Edgewater High School and received his under graduate degree from FTU (Florida Technological University now known as UCF – University of Central Florida). Mike went on to receive his Masters from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
He joined the Orlando Police Department and 29 years later retired as Captain earning many honors and awards during his career. He is respected by his colleagues and citizens alike because of his fair mindedness and always treating everyone with respect. Through his duties as a police officer, Mike mastered the art of listening to people's wants and needs, the art of negotiation and the importance of truthfulness and honor, all traits which are valued in his current career in real estate.
After retiring in March of '06 he and Cathy moved to the Mountains of North Georgia to return to the life he remembered and loved as a boy. He quickly realized his desire to again work with people to help them to fulfill their dreams and becoming a realtor was a natural step. While not a native of these mountains, Mike and Cathy have adopted this area as their true home and love living here. Mike will work tirelessly to sell or find buyers the perfect home, vacation get-a-way, or acreage. His ability to listen to their wants and needs along with his integrity wile working with both buyer and seller gives them confidence in knowing he will get the job done.
In his free time, Mike enjoys being an occasional fly-fishing guide, tying flies and just "standing in the water waving a stick". He also enjoys bird hunting, entertaining friends and relaxing in their own piece of paradise at home with his wife and two dogs. Mike is active in a number of organizations including Past President of the Blue Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited and current President of Blue RidgeRotary Club, Blue Ridge Mountains Photography Association and the Orlando Police Retirees Association.
Call Mike for a listing presentation or home showing at 706-851-7513 or email him at email@example.com