Originally from Long Island, New York, Michelle moved to Florida after high school graduation to attend Florida State University in 1989.
She was immediately smitten with the sunshine, rolling hills and southern hospitality she found in Tallahassee. It was a wonderful four years cheering on the Noles and making life long friends.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Dedman School of Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading programs in this field of study. One of the most important objectives Michelle learned while studying for her major was the value of customer service and this has carried over to her business career.
Outstanding service has proven to be one of her greatest strengths as a real estate agent. Michelle has held a Florida real estate license since 1994, earning her broker license in 2014, and now serving as Broker of Joe Manausa Real Estate.
Joe and Michelle have been married since 1995 and Michelle has always been a part of their real estate business, while busy raising their three children. Their oldest child Samantha attends University of Florida; their son Max attends Florida State University and their youngest, Joey is a student at Leon High School.
Michelle has enjoyed being a parent volunteer at Temple Israel Preschool, Trinity Catholic and Leon High School as well as for their various sports and activities to include City of Tallahassee Sports and Recreation teams, The Tallahassee Ballet, and travel basketball. She volunteered for the American Lung Association Oxygen Ball in 2016 as a celebrity dancer earning the top performance award. She was very proud to be a part of this event that raised thousands of dollars for this organization.
Michelle is also a group fitness instructor at Premier Health and Fitness. She has been an instructor since 1989 and has logged many hours in Tallahassee teaching at various fitness centers to include Gold’s Gym and the FSU Leach Center while a student. She loves to be outside walking or running any of Tallahassee’s amazing parks and trails. But her favorite form of exercise is yoga, especially hot yoga!
While Michelle loves to travel whenever possible, Tallahassee is definitely “home”. She loves the charm and small town feel of the city but appreciates the exciting growth she sees every day. Michelle is very happy to contribute to Tallahassee’s development helping people with their real estate needs. She is patient, knowledgeable and excels in her field helping both buyers AND sellers.