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
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
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.