Mike's Biography :
I am a Marine Veteran from the Vietnam era. While in the service I met and married my Wife Donna. She travelled with me to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro Ca. I served for 4 years and went back to my native Chicago, then with a pregnant wife and a new Son, David. We went on to have our first Daughter, Lynn, then our Son Raymond and later our Daughter Jenny.
All are now grown with families of their own.
In Chicago, I continued my studies in electronics and in 1977 moved to New Jersey to work on some very new technology; microprocessors. Little micro’s led to big mainframes and I went on to work on Computers of all sizes. I worked in New York City for Tandem Computers, Morgan Guarantee and Trust, and Credit Suisse First Boston. I also worked in New Jersey for AT&T, Bell Communications Research, and Bell Labs, as well as Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space. I also worked in Philadelphia for the Stock Exchange. Later, I took a teaching position at Lincoln Technical Institute, teaching electronics, computers and networking. During some of this time in New Jersey, I got the Real Estate bug and was licensed in 1983 and held on to my license until 1993. Even working part-time, I found a real love for Real Estate.
In 2003, my Wife and I moved to Eastern North Carolina. I started a Home Repair Company which lasted until 2009. In 2010 I went to work for the Wellons Properties Companies and maintained two large complexes in Greenville. In the Spring of 2013, I injured my back which left me disabled. Later that same year, I was diagnosed with cancer. In 2014 I had Surgery, Chemo Treatments, Radiation Treatments and finally Cyber-Knife Treatments. In late 2016 the doctors pronounced me to be in full remission.
I tried to retire, but could not. In February 2019, I returned to an old love, Real Estate. Now with United Real Estate East Carolina I get to help people by doing something I really love to do. My ability for problem solving and attention to detail is still with me as I reach out to East Carolina, and all over North Carolina to help others with their Real Estate needs. Just one last thing, I am also a budding Real Estate Investor and am open to helping Investors as well as everyone else.