Michael is a native New Orleanian who moved to the northshore in 2006. He has had a successful career spanning over 25 years as a motion picture cameraman, and earned The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography in 2009 and 2010. He also served as the CEO for C-Level Technology, LLC where he was responsible for raising private equity, bringing a submergible bluetooth speaker to market, and securing a patent for the invention. His presentation of the device at New Orleans Entrepreneur week in 2014 earned the first place award in the competition.
Michael’s interest in real estate began early on - while renovating and selling two houses in New Orleans in the late 1990s. He attended and completed real estate school for the sole purpose of gaining more knowledge of the entire process. In January of 2018, Michael became a licensed realtor in Louisiana and is now actively selling real estate on both sides of the lake.
Michael is a graduate of Metairie Park Country Day and Washington and Lee University, where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry. He is an active member of NOMAR, The National Association of Realtors, and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He resides in Mandeville with his wife and three children.
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