With a degree in horticulture from Ohio State University, I relocated to South Florida in the early ‘90’s to work at a small flower shop in Palm Beach. Little did I know that I was entering a world that would become my life’s journey and passion and would take me to places beyond my wildest dreams. 

Several years later I found myself working in the DCOTA as a sample librarian supporting two sales reps covering the state of Florida. Then, in the fall of 2001, I moved to Los Angeles where I began my career as an outside sales rep, covering the west coast of California from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Palm Springs to Las Vegas.  During my time in Los Angeles, I also helped open the Niermann Weeks showroom in the PDC and worked at the Randolph & Hein Production Facility, learning first-hand the fabrication process of case goods and upholstery.

I returned to South Florida in 2007 to work for Tui Pranich in his showroom and soon transitioned to his Palm Beach interior design firm. Missing the energy of the road, I joined Cowtan & Tout in 2010 as the Outside Sales Rep for South Florida. In January of 2013 I joined Phillip Jeffries where I enjoyed many accomplishments from Top Sales to Regional Sales Manager and the opening of the Florida Showroom.

In the spring of 2022, the time was right to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an Independent Sales Rep and launched Mike Sand Collective with the goal of bringing a curated collection of product and brands to Florida designers for residential, commercial, and hospitality needs.

I am happy to be here and look forward to working with you!