Our Team

Meet our team!

The staff here at The Park at Village Oaks apartment community are focused on providing you with exceptional customer service. Our job is to provide you with the information, assistance and care you desire for a comfortable living experience.
Please click the link below to contact one of our full-time staff.

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Michelle McDermott Regional Manager, Broker, CAM (Certified Apartment Manager)

Born and raised in middle-Georgia, Michelle started her professional career in 1996. Michelle has worked in property management for single family homes as well as multi-million dollar apartment communities. Michelle obtained her Certified Apartment Manager designation in 2008, while working in the Washington D.C. market as a Senior Community Manager for one of the top 7 REITS in the country. Michelle and her family moved to Wilmington, NC in 2009, which is when she began working with Sweyer Property Management. Michelle earned her North Carolina Broker’s license in 2011. Michelle brings with her over 16 years of professional management experience, and a broad understanding of rental property maintenance.

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Janet Cowlan Apartment Leasing Manager

Janet was born and raised in New York City and studied photography, film and art and design in New York and New Hampshire. Her real estate career began in the 1980s, and she has done everything from showing and selling to managing multi-family residential cooperatives, condominiums and luxury rentals. In addition to management, Janet has been involved in all aspects of financing, research and development, design and feasibility on new construction projects. She also expanded to the hotel management arena as a Project Manager. Janet plans to obtain her North Carolina Broker’s license in order to further her education and career in the state. She and her musician/artist husband (and four cats) are thrilled to call Wilmington home after fulfilling their dream to live closer to the beach. They moved here in June 2019. In her free time, Janet enjoys spending time with friends, planting her garden, reading, exploring downtown, going to antique stores and yard sales and, of course, going to the beach.

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Joe Diana Maintenance Technician

Joe was born and raised in Long Island, NY and relocated to the Carolinas in 2006. With 20+ years of maintenance experience, it’s no surprise that Joe is now running the show for The Park at Village Oaks. In his free time, Joe enjoys the beautiful coastal waters, fishing, and spending time in his backyard grilling with friends and family. His pride and joy are his 2 sons and daughter.