Michael Morley

Michael Morley Owner

Michael was born and raised in the Midwest and is fond of saying, “I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Iowa, grew up in Chicago, and educated in North Carolina.” He has made Charlotte, NC his home since 2002 and recently moved to the suburbs in December 2012. Deacon Woodworks operates out of a single car garage and is always open for neighbors and visitors alike to stop by and “shoot the bull” or talk shop.

Michael is also a listed as a Gold Profile Thumbtack Professional. His public profile and rating can be viewed at thumbtack.com.


  • 1995: Graduated from Adlai E Stephenson High School
  • 1995-1997: Matriculated to Northern Illinois University where he was a competitive cheerleader (as seen on ESPN) and in the Army ROTC program.
  • 2001: Finished his Bachelors of Science undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina – Greensboro in Information Systems and Operations Management.
  • 2005: Finished his Master of Business Administration at Wake Forest University. GO DEACS!

Professional Career

  • 2000-2001: Created, developed, and ran a dot com startup called TriadCalendar.com which was a socially interactive community based calendar of events and activities for the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.
  • 2002-2004: Business Analyst at Duke Energy.
  • 2004-2009: Vice President at Bank of America.
  • 2009-2013: Manager at PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
  • 2013-2016: Independent strategy consultant working with a variety of financial institutions in Charlotte, NC.
  • 2015: Started Deacon Woodworks, LLC producing online and YouTube video content.


Deacon 'Shop Dog'

Deacon is a 3 year old AKC registered Golden Retriever. He is Therapy Dog Certified, loves tennis balls, and chewing on wood scraps from the shop.

Lizzie McCreary

Lizzie McCreary Web Designer

Lizzie is a full-time Front-End Developer and Graphic Designer, and has created this amazing site for Deacon Woodworks.

Matt Feddermann

Matt Feddermann Music Producer

Matt is a talented musician and producer of all the original music within the Deacon Woodworks YouTube videos.