Michele’s specialty is in the field of design/build and renovation. Michele and the owner, Burton Gray, work mostly as a team from the initial sales meeting, to helping with design selections, and making sure each project runs smoothly all the way to completion.
Michele was born and raised in Kersey, PA. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2002. After graduation, Michele worked for PSU in their campus planning department. She then moved on to urban design, working for a firm in Columbia, MD, and eventually found her way to residential design in the Northern Virginia area. She joined Town and Country Pools in 2008.
Michele’s wide-range of knowledge and highly regarded education from PSU in Landscape Architecture allows her to help people create their dream backyard to fit their personal style. She works closely with our customers, helping them with the overall design and budget for their project and with the selections for the interior finishes and tile.
Michele was the 2014 President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of APSP, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, which is the world’s largest pool, spa, and hot tub association which holds a strict code of ethics for the pool and spa profession.
Michele is known around the office as being able to hold her own in a very male dominated industry. Customers often express their gratitude for her fine taste, and ability to help them make good choices for their pool to help integrate the organic and inorganic aspects of their entire project.
Michele, her husband, Nate, and their two children, Ryan and Emerson, currently reside in Herndon, VA. Michele and her husband are avid Penn State Nittany Lions football fans. Both Michele’s parents and her twin brother live in State College and she enjoys the opportunity to spend time with them as well as to show her children what Penn State has to offer in the hopes that they too will someday be Nittany Lions.
Michele’s interests include interior design (she and her husband completely renovated their home inside and out), outdoor activities, and social events. She has participated in WAKA, the World Adult Kickball Association, since 2005 and walked 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3 day Walk for the Cure in 2010.
One of Michele’s favorite swimming memories from childhood is swimming in her Aunt’s pool with all ten of her cousins (and the pool was not that big!). She hopes that her customers can make the same fond memories with their family and friends in their own pool.