Mariel (Calhoun) Ellerbe, a native of Spartanburg, SC graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Prior to starting her career in real estate, Mariel worked in Washington, D.C. first as a lobbyist then on the legislative staff for a member of the United States House of Representatives. After several years in politics, Mariel moved to Greenville, S.C. to work in Development & Alumni Relations at Furman.
Mariel now has both her South and North Carolina real estate licenses and focuses on buyer sales transactions for LAO. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and daughter.