Meet The Michelle Clark Team
Combine experience, passion and knowledge, and you have The Michelle Clark Team.
Michelle Clark-Bradley has assembled a team of professionals who are prepared to serve all of your buying, selling and investment needs. Are you relocating to desirable Wilmington from another area or looking for a second home on one of our gorgeous beaches? Are you are searching for your dream home in our premier gated golf community of Landfall or interested in income-producing properties? Or perhaps you want to own your first home and build your “nest.” Whatever lifestyle you choose, Michelle and her team are eager to help you make it a reality. The Michelle Clark Team is a name you can lean on!
Each team member offers their own unique background, skillset and expertise, as well as the professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm for which Michelle is known. This top producing team has more than a half billion in SOLD real estate, including more than 1,000 successful transactions. In 2022 Michelle and her team produced more than $56 million in closed sales, with 90 closed transactions.
Michelle has been a member of the Country Club of Landfall since 2006, and personally appreciates the active tennis groups, dining opportunities and many annual community events. Her team members are also knowledgeable and active in Landfall, with several enjoying homeownership and memberships there, too.
What matters most to Michelle are the people. She and her team want to be your trusted advisors now and into the future, and they take pride in building relationships. With more than 190 years of combined real estate experience and more than 130 personal experiences moving from home to home, The Michelle Clark Team understands the intricacies and challenges of a move and can navigate the process for a seamless and successful transaction.
Today’s real estate market is unique, and having extensive area knowledge as well as having the market leader guiding you along the way makes your journey more relaxing and even fun.
Let The Michelle Clark Team guide you along the path to your next destination.
- CNE, SRES, ALHS, SFR
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- Seniors Real Estate Specialist
- Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
- Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource
Mobile Phone: 910-367-9767
Michelle Clark-Bradley is accurately described as passionate, professional, and trustworthy, but that barely touches the surface. She has a proven record of successfully guiding her clients through our highly competitive real estate market, with integrity and negotiating expertise. Michelle leads a team of brokers focused on advising and guiding buyers, sellers, and investors in all price points throughout the Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach areas.
Michelle’s top producing team has more than a half billion in SOLD real estate, including more than 1000 successful transactions.
Since becoming a Broker at the Wrightsville Beach Intracoastal Realty office, Michelle has earned numerous professional designations, but is most proud of being recognized in 2022 with the Cape Fear Realtor Association’s prestigious Paul Sullins award for community service and involvement. Designations include enhancing her already powerful negotiation skills by becoming a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS). Being a specialist ensures she offers a high level of service unique to both buyers’ and sellers’ needs when it comes to a luxury investment and second homes. Michelle became a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) as well, where she gained a deeper understanding of the real estate needs and desires of customers aged 50 and older. Michelle is also a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), which allows her to better work with buyers and sellers of short sale properties. In all levels of properties, Michelle maintains a useful knowledge of the current market and conditions that affect her clients and customers.
Honesty and integrity are important values that she uses daily. It’s evident in her work ethic, as well as the service she provides to her community. Michelle balances her work with time volunteering with many local organizations, such as serving as a board member for the Landfall Foundation since 2018, the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), Women’s Impact Network (WIN), Lay Leader at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, and as an American Heart Association Heart Walk Team Captain for the past eight years. She has also been a loyal supporter and contributor to numerous other organizations.
Michelle has been a member of the Country Club of Landfall since 2006, and particularly appreciates the tennis groups, dining opportunities, and many annual community and social events. Her active involvement helps her stay entrenched in the community from both a personal and professional perspective.
In her personal life Michelle’s adventurous side is evident. She loves traveling, playing tennis, hiking and enjoying fine wine. In 2020 Michelle married the love of her life, Kevin Bradley, and has added hiking the Dolomites in Italy with him to her bucket list, as well as spending more time in Italy and Switzerland. Michelle and Kevin are animal lovers, who currently share their home with two rescued cats.
Michelle is an Ohio native with a BBA from Ohio University in General Business, Business Pre-Law and Human Resource Management and a minor in Political Science. Her strong background working in a telecommunication company’s real estate division provides her with experience in sales and negotiations, which benefits clients in her work today.
She supports the UNCW Seahawks, but roots most enthusiastically for her favorite professional football team, the Cleveland Browns.
Michelle’s interactions with clients don’t end when the keys are handed over; Michelle makes it a point to help people moving to the area get acclimated and find groups and people with similar interests and hobbies.
Whether you are buying, selling or investing in real estate, you can lean on Michelle Clark-Bradley and her top producing group of brokers to be your trusted advisors.
Wendy Miller McElhinney
Mobile Phone: 910-515-5495
After 17 years as a real estate broker in Manhattan, Wendy McElhinney, her husband John, and their two daughters, Avery and Cuyler, decided to make life at the beach permanent. Since then the McElhinneys have been an active part of the Wilmington community and everything this area has to offer. They originally joined the Country Club of Landfall to make new friends and enjoy the pool, but have remained active members, participating and enjoying all of the amenities and activities and the people. Wendy and her family are also members of St. Therese Catholic Church.
As a Managing Director at Cassidy Turley, Wendy was part of a top producing team responsible for more than 2 million square feet, with clients in every top tier city east of the Mississippi. Her strong organizational skills and client relationship experience have produced valuable business associations and, more importantly, lifelong friends.
Wendy is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree and has an MBA from George Washington University. She also has an Advanced Professional Certificate in real estate from New York University. Wendy’s professional affiliations include Cape Fear Realtor Association, National Association of Realtors, and Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Additionally, she served on the board of directors for the YWCA and the Architectural Review Committee for Landfall for four years.
Don’t let Wendy’s experience and knowledge make you think she’s all work. Wendy has a wicked sense of humor and will surely make your time together more fun than you imagined. No day exists without laugher and an awareness of what really matters. Wendy has a heart of gold.
As evidence of Wendy’s knowledge and enthusiasm, she was voted 2021 Team Player of the Year for Intracoastal Realty’s Wrightsville Beach office, a coveted award decided by her peers and co-workers.
Wendy uses her unique experience and skills on Intracoastal Realty’s top-producing Michelle Clark Team, working as a trusted advisor for sellers and buyers, whether in Landfall, one of the area’s gorgeous beaches or anywhere in the coastal area. Wendy will be with you every step of the way.
Mobile Phone: 336-553-8298
Amy Formanek brings her infectious, winning attitude into all she pursues. Her ability to listen and understand the needs of her clients combined with her never-ending energy turn her real estate relationships into relationships for life.
This New Jersey native lived in the North Carolina communities of Chapel Hill and Greensboro before making Wilmington her home. She has extensive experience as a real estate professional in New Jersey and brings that knowledge and dedication to her work on the top-producing Michelle Clark Team at the Wrightsville Beach office with Intracoastal Realty.
Amy and her family chose Landfall as their home and have been full members for more than 10 years. She really wouldn’t live anywhere else! Amy considers Landfall “a camp for adults,” and especially enjoys an early morning game of Pickleball or a round of golf. Amy is Captain of the USTA 55+ team and can become your #1 resource for all Landfall activities. Landfall’s Sports Center offers so many health & fitness classes, and Amy’s personal favorites include Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX and the summer Aqua Fitness. Amy’s young grandchild loves visiting Grammy and enjoying the pool, playground and nearby beaches, and she eagerly anticipates the birth of her second grandchild.
Amy’s sheepadoodle Hadley loves evenings playing with other pups at the soccer field while Amy visits with friends before Hadley heads home tired and happy, ready for a quiet sleep.
Landfall members have moved from all over the country and the world, and many wonderful friendships have begun inside the gates of this nature-filled, tranquil and scenic community. Landfall is the perfect retirement community, but the desirable lifestyle attracts young families as well.
Amy’s family feels as though they are on vacation every day.
Amy can help you and your friends with a move across town or a move across the world. Contact her with all of your real estate needs, whether buying, selling, investing or relocating. She will be there every step of the way!
Mobile Phone: 203-505-3868
It only takes a minute to recognize Patti Santomassi’s zest for life and everything she does. Her welcoming smile, endless energy, and her kind and caring spirit immediately draw you in, and you know that working together will be satisfying and enjoyable. Originally from New York and then Connecticut, Patti was attracted to the Wilmington area’s climate, charm, beaches and beauty.
Having moved more than 20 times, Patti truly understands the challenges of moving and is uniquely qualified to be your trusted advisor as you navigate the changes in your life.
Patti and her family chose the Country Club of Landfall when moving to Wilmington, appreciating the location, proximity to the beach and the countless amenities. In addition to the ease of making new friends, she especially loved the two beautiful golf courses, indoor and outdoor dining options, and pool and fitness opportunities. After building a custom home and living in Landfall for 14 years, Patti’s intimate knowledge of Landfall will be an asset in your next move.
Patti enjoys spending time with her family and chocolate lab Gigi. Her love is cooking, and she enjoys being outdoors, whether walking the loop at Wrightsville Beach or out on the course for a round of golf. She and her husband have owned and operated several businesses in the Wilmington area and are active members of this community.
As a REALTOR/Broker on the top-producing Michelle Clark Team at Intracoastal Realty, Patti’s desire to succeed is complemented by her dedication and drive for client satisfaction. She goes above and beyond what is expected. Her loyalty and commitment to her clients is only surpassed when those clients become “family.”
Contact Patti today. She is ready to assist you — whether buying or selling a home in any community, finding your own beach getaway or investing in your retirement future. Let Patti guide you along your path to a happier future.
Mobile Phone: 910-612-6537
A North Carolina native, Kelly Strickland has lived from the capital to the coast! After living in Raleigh and on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks, Kelly attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and soon found her home in the Cape Fear Region. Here, she’s become a member of the Wilmington regional Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors, with special certification in home staging.
Kelly’s zest for the coastal lifestyle and her love for the outdoors naturally led her to the position of Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator for the town of Wrightsville Beach, a position she held for nearly 10 years. In addition to her work at the park, Kelly has planned and coordinated numerous programs and special events for all ages. Strong communication and excellent organizational skills have followed Kelly into the real estate business. Personable and focused, Kelly genuinely likes working with people and always strives to provide the very best services for her clients.
If you are interested in sports, Kelly can direct you to the right team or fitness class! She truly understands the importance of teamwork and how, working together, she can facilitate a wonderful experience for you and your family in buying or selling your home in the area.
Mobile Phone: 910.297.7223
“Nikki is fun to work with.” “Nikki always did exactly what she said she would do, was always accessible, always diligent, and was an absolute joy with which to work.” These are the words of two of her clients, and her two children use words like “adaptable, caring, considerate and generous.”
Nicole (Nikki) Hawthorne’s appreciation for living around the gorgeous Wilmington area beaches radiates through her business and personal relationships. She and her family moved here in 2004 when she co-founded a successful recruiting business and has never looked back. Her knowledge of this community and the Wilmington real estate market can be an asset as you plant your new roots here. Nikki’s experience as a leading sales executive with a major pharmaceutical company and later helping run one of Wilmington’s most successful recruiting businesses have honed her negotiating skills while enhancing her understanding of the challenges of relocating to a new home and new career – whether across the country or across the town.
Nikki specializes in the Landfall, Wrightsville Beach and Mayfaire areas and knows that buying and selling a home or investment property can be enjoyable. She has soaked up all that this area has to offer and wants to share her passion with you and your family.
Nikki is most proud of her kids and is active in their activities. Her daughter shares Nikki’s community spirit and started an “Operation Smile” club at her high school. Nikki’s favorite way to spend a day away from work is on a boat or at the north end of Wrightsville Beach or having dinner with her children. She loves biking, walking on the beach, and looks forward to skiing in the winter.
Nikki is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has also lived in Atlanta, Georgia before falling in love with North Carolina and the Wilmington area. Nikki is totally immersed in this wonderful community she calls Home. Let her help you find yours!
Mobile Phone: 910-612-7570
Catherine is a North Carolina native, born in Chapel Hill and grew up in Raleigh. Since 1996 she has happily resided in Wilmington in Landfall and Wrightsville Beach.
Her three daughters attended Wrightsville Beach Elementary and Cape Fear Academy. Catherine was an active volunteer at both schools as well as FoxTroupe Dance Company, Opera House Theater Company, Landfall Country Club and Dreams Of Wilmington. Presently, in addition to being a realtor, she teaches art, sewing and metalsmithing to children at Dreams of Wilmington and makes handcrafted jewelry from gold and silver.
Catherine developed a keen appreciation for homes and property as a young girl, reading the real estate guide in Saturday’s newspaper growing up and then scouring the old Cape Fear Real Estate guide as an adult every week. Her tasteful eye and skill at curb appeal, gardening and home decor landed her house in the Arboretum Garden tour and a Landfall home tour. She would be a tremendous asset in getting a home ready and appealing for buyers.
Mobile Phone: 910-233-8900
A native of Georgia, Linda received a BBA in Finance and studied law at night at Georgia State University. She had a legal and corporate career in Atlanta for many years and managed the Intellectual Property portfolio at BellSouth Corporation’s international headquarters until 2001 where she worked with international lawyers, marketing teams and clients. From her years with a major international law firm and BellSouth, Linda had extensive experience in financial deals, contracts and negotiating, skills which make real estate a natural second career. After spending time visiting with her sister here, she fell in love with Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
Linda enjoys meeting new people as well as research for her clients in Wilmington and its surrounding areas. She has been a hands-on manager of her clients’ transactions for 19 years and prides herself on smooth closings. Along with the exceptional people and resources of Intracoastal Realty and The Michelle Clark Team, she will make sure goals are met with the highest level of comfort possible. Her eye for quality décor and design complements her residential sales which comes in handy for staging homes for best exposure.
Professionalism, integrity, and ethics are high priorities for Linda. Testimonials from clients give her high praise for competence, knowledge, patience, hard work and attention to details. Linda counsels clients on making the best property choices for building equity and resale value. Linda holds designations as an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and e-Pro and continually updates her knowledge of the profession and the latest in technical research tools.
Linda has done a lot of volunteer work including a few years as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children and worked at The Carousel Center for abused and neglected children. She volunteered with various fund raisers such as Make a Wish and on building projects for Habitat for Humanity. She served on the New Hanover County Board of Equalization and Tax Review mediating appeals for two years. Linda enjoys traveling in the U.S. and abroad, including Italy, Machu Picchu, an African Safari, and was an avid snow skier.
Mobile Phone: 203-257-2795
Enthusiasm, professionalism and integrity have been the foundation of Robin’s real estate career for over 2 decades.
Robin believes that listening to her clients and understanding their needs, priorities, and interests is paramount to the success of every transaction. Robin is a communicator at every step, values her clients’ time and money and gets the job done.
When Robin decided to move from Westport, Connecticut, after raising a family and building a strong real estate following, it was serendipity. Friends invited her to visit Wilmington, and she found a vibrant lifestyle, wonderful people and the coastal living she had always enjoyed and valued in the Northeast. It was everything she had hoped for, and it felt like home.
In her free time, Robin can be found on a golf course, pickleball court, her favorite stable, or in her kitchen testing new recipes.
Robin is a member of the Top Producer & Award-Winning Michelle Clark Team at Intracoastal Realty – a dynamic group with extensive knowledge of Wilmington and Coastal North Carolina. She is a licensed Broker in the states of North Carolina and Arizona.
Jonathan Barber knows Wilmington. As a lifelong resident of North Carolina and a long-time resident of Wilmington, Jonathan knows the area inside and out. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable Realtor who has your best interest in mind, you’ve come to the right place.
Jonathan is passionate about music, food and his two English Springer Spaniels (Sampson and Christina), as well as Wilmington and the area beaches. He is a classically trained pianist whose first job was playing piano in the church. Jonathan’s friends describe him as warm-hearted, intelligent and intuitive, and those traits ensure long and enjoyable relationships with his real estate clients and customers. Jonathan’s partner, Rod Flinchum owns Colonial Marketing Group in Wilmington, and they enjoy weekends at their “farm” in Burlington, NC.
When you choose Jonathan to help you sell or purchase your home, you’re getting a trusted advisor and customized experience, guiding you through the choices, decisions and negotiations of the current real estate market. As part of the top producing Michelle Clark Team at Intracoastal Realty, Jonathan also provides the support and resources of the area’s market leader and referral network.
With an interest in music and theater, Jonathan graduated with his BA in Music from Methodist University in 2000. He is a member of the American College of Musicians and a National Guild Piano Instructor. Jonathan’s skills as a performer, educator, and director and his attention to detail to benefit his real estate clients.
Jonathan is the Realtor you want on your side. He has helped countless diverse families and individuals sell their home, relocate, downsize, or move into their dream home. Let him help you move into the next stage of your life!
Mobile Phone: 919-819-0692
Karen Deutsch has roots in New Hanover County dating back to the early 1900’s when her great-grandfather was the first young man from New Hanover County to enlist in WWI. She is a North Carolina native, a graduate from NC State University with a Pre-Med degree and spent several years working in clinical trials in Research Triangle Park.
Karen and her family love living in Wilmington, and she enjoys “this awesome beautiful town” they call home. She loves Crossfit, playing the piano, and spending days at the beach with her 3 children, Trey, Harrison and Mallory. When she is not in her Wrightsville Beach office or with clients, she spends time watching her oldest son play college baseball, being cruised around on their boat by her Captain son and watching her daughter play soccer. She feels so blessed to live in an amazing community that offers so much for an active or laid back lifestyle.
Karen became interested in real estate when she was staging homes for a local real estate agent. She saw first-hand the satisfaction this agent felt from assisting people buying and selling a home, and she was inspired to begin a new career. She considers the satisfaction more like gratitude because she sees the role more about helping people achieve a dream as well as serving the community.
Karen has always been an active volunteer in her community — from church to PTA to baseball team mom and other arenas, so a career in real estate was a natural fit. Karen’s positive attitude and strong, supportive nature makes fans of the families who work with her to buy or sell a home. She values those relationships and appreciates the rave reviews and referrals from her past clients. Karen feels strongly about maintaining a high level of integrity, market knowledge, and effective communication, especially as she is a member of the top producing Michelle Clark Team at Intracoastal Realty./p>
Karen would be honored to be a part of your buying or selling journey. Contact her today!
Mobile Phone: 910-777-4882
Larisa Gadalla has been involved in the real estate business since 2004, and when she and her husband relocated from Charlotte, NC to Wilmington, she was the perfect fit for the top-producing Michelle Clark Team at Intracoastal Realty. Larisa’s real estate expertise and experience, combined with her quick wit, never-ending energy, sense of humor and infectious laughter make working with her easy and so much fun. Larisa serves as Administrative Assistant and Closing Coordinator for the Michelle Clark Team, but she is so much more.
Larisa and her husband Dave love living at the beach and enjoy trail runs and playing with their two dogs Penelope, a Pitbull/Boxer mix and Hanby, an energetic Plothound puppy. Dave is an Ironman tri-athlete, so vacations usually involve exercise balanced with friends and fun. As a Breast Cancer survivor, Larisa is passionate about Breast Cancer awareness, so her community service always involves organizations such as Little Pink Houses of Hope.
Friends and co-workers would describe Larisa as compassionate, reliable, energetic, funny, silly, organized, and the best “bedazzler” anywhere around. She keeps the office (and agents) organized and on track, while maintaining an atmosphere of laughter and love.
Larisa is one of the kindest, most compassionate people you’ll have the pleasure to know, and you’ll definitely enjoy working with her.