Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Brad has deep family roots in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina where he spent many summers with family before permanently relocating to the South in 1985. After graduating from Mars Hill College and East Tennessee State University, Brad spent over twenty years as a public school teacher and athletic coach in SC, NC and Georgia before switching to a career in real estate. He is the founder, owner and instructor of the Thomas School of Real Estate in Asheville, NC. In addition to being a real estate broker and teacher, he is a devoted father of four wonderful children and a wife of twenty eight years. In his spare time, Brad enjoys camping, fishing, and playing his Gretsch guitar.
Mandy was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. After graduating from Mars Hill College and Grand Canyon University, Mandy began working as a public school teacher specializing in special education. After 20+ years of teaching, she began her part time career in real estate. She continues to teach public high school and as well as co-owning and instructing at the Thomas School of Real Estate.