Michele Rikard, a Rome, a native, joined the Hardy team in late November. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Rikard spent nearly a decade serving as a senior level executive assistant and marketing director before stepping away to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations, saying “after all it’s in my blood.”
Growing up in a local family-owned business, Rikard developed a love and appreciation for Rome at a young age. She states, “Rome is a beautiful town with a rich heritage, charming architecture, and engaging people who enjoy sharing their lives with one another. I look forward to helping others find their home and live out their dreams in the city I love.”
Rikard is a member of the Georgia Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Graduate of Leadership Rome XXXI and current coordinator for the 2016 High School Leadership Rome program.
Rikard and her husband, Dustin, have a six-year-old daughter, Avery. Rikard says she and Avery enjoy baking gourmet dog treats for the canine citizens of Rome.