Michael was a 2nd round draft pick in the NFL draft and the first center selected. Ultimately, he was recruited by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the all-Rookie Team in 1996. Michael is an elite competitor - a tier in which only those with solid work ethic, commitment, and discipline are included. The same intensity and champion driven attitude Michael applied to the NFL carries through his real estate career.
Michael was born and raised in Metro Atlanta. A Newnan high school graduate, he was an All-America football player lettering in basketball and soccer as well. His talent was recognized with a full scholarship to Georgia Tech where he went on to start all four years at center. Post NFL career, Michael entered business commerce with a sports marketing venture fund, Catalyst Marketing. Soon after he started StayFit USA, a fitness and wellness employee benefits program. Stayfit USA was sold to a publicly traded company in 2001. It was then that Michael entered real estate.
Real estate is in Michael’s DNA. With a mother as a Realtor for 30 years, brother as a mortgage broker, father-in-law as a home builder and brother as a home insurance agent, it was inevitable that he would dedicate his resourcefulness and integrity to helping individuals and families purchase and sell homes. With over $150 million in closed transactions, Michael is a highly recognized Real Estate Consultant in the industry. He is currently with The Heyl Group at Keller Williams. His distinctions within the real estate community include Platinum Club, Top 1% Nationally, Life Member Million Dollar Club, and #1 Individual Agent in office 14 of the last 17 years.
Michael and Shelley, his bride of 20 years, have two children. He enjoys volunteering for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, golfing, reading, weight lifting, and yoga. From 2008 to present he has been a volunteer at the YMCA. Michael is also on the Board of Directors for CLC 2006 – 2018 and Weddington HOA from 2007 to present.