Industry: Banking / Community Development
Michael Coles is a former Lead Administrative Law Judge for the State Unemployment Appeals Department at the Agency for Workforce Innovation. While in North Florida, he was also involved with the Haitian Cultural Club of Tallahassee, acting as the executive board’s parliamentarian; he contributed to the Club’s yearly translation project in Bainbridge, Georgia in order to support Haitian migrant workers in need of medical aid. Michael is currently a Community Loan Officer/CRA residential mortgage specialist for TD Bank in Miami, where he assists individuals from low-to-moderate income families or communities become first-time home buyers. He often volunteers his time teaching others about the path to homeownership and/or good credit standing. An undercover thrill seeker, Michael enjoys skydiving and car races. He plays basketball and belongs to a billiard league; he often bike rides through the city of Miami and loves going to the beach. His favorite website is www.ebay.com and, if he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, he’d choose to break bread with Maya Angelou or Bob Marley.