Mike Donnell, his wife Sue and their family have been coming to the North Carolina "High Country" for thirty years. He has been a leader in sales and business management since he left teaching in 1974. Donnell started a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) business in 1994 with a partner and one employee. He grew the business to 6,000 + leased employees and $140,000,000 in annual gross revenue: a true leader in the industry. Serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations he was a member of the National Association. "We have decided to make Banner Elk our home. The Banner Elk area has the coolest temperatures in the summer, the most beautiful golf courses and other outdoor recreational opportunities, the most gorgeous Autumns with their fall festivals, whitewater rafting in the Spring and the best snow and skiing in the Winter. Banner Elk and it's surrounding areas have the warmest and best people you'll ever meet! "I have decided to promote and represent the wonderful opportunities this 'High Country' provides to a vast network of friends and business associates. I believe Mountain Sotheby's is the right organization at the right time for the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains."