Mr. Atkinson brings 40+ years of well rounded experience to the table. He was owner and manager of a successful three location retail and wholesale Auto Parts business in a major metropolitan location of Michigan. Continuing his entrepreneurial background in Michigan he developed an affinity for real estate as a broker that specialized in income producing properties. His corporate experience was also diverse, he was employed by Philco-Ford Corporation as a Field Service Engineer, largely maintaining and repairing Radar and Computer equipment for the U.S. Government. Further, he spent ten years as a Licensed Account Executive with major New York Stock Exchange Brokerage houses and held numerous security licenses.
Mr. Atkinson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, with minors in Finance and Accounting from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. This was achieved after honorably serving four years in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Atkinson is widowed after 38+ years from his lovely wife Esther. They have four children and several grandchildren which he spends quality time with. Mr. Atkinson enjoys traveling and restoration of old automobiles.