Michael M. Rogers

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Michael is the second-generation Rogers and third Atlanta native to own and run Dorsey Alston, Realtors. He became chairman of Dorsey Alston in 2000, while serving as the president of BMW of Macon and as the lead developer of Manhead Marina in Brunswick, Ga. In 2009, Michael returned to Atlanta to join Dorsey Alston full-time as the company's president and CEO. He holds a broker's license with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and is a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Buckhead Coalition, the Atlanta History Center and is a member of the Southern 7 Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

Raised in Atlanta, Rogers graduated from The Westminster Schools before receiving his bachelor's degree with honors in economics from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rogers lives in Buckhead along with his wife, Edith, a veterinarian at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, and their children, Paul, Elizabeth and Michael.

Rip Sartain

Senior Vice President and Managing Broker
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Rip has served the Atlanta residential real estate community as a broker and lending specialist for over 35 years. Using his knowledge of real estate finance, Rip has worked as an instructor at The S&L Institute and Atlanta Area Technical School. A life-long Atlanta resident, Rip attended E. Rivers Elementary and graduated from The Lovett School.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Atlanta Law School.

Rip has been involved with the Northside Youth Organization as a coach and board member. He is also a Communicant of the Cathedral of St.Philip.  Rip’s passion is teaching, aiding and assisting agents through the real estate process.

Patrick Wood

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Patrick has been a member of the Atlanta real estate community since 2006. He previously managed construction projects for R.J. Wood and Company. Prior to becoming a broker, Patrick was an agent with Dorsey Alston and a Lifetime Member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. Patrick attended Hampden-Sydney College and holds a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.

Patrick draws from both his experience as an agent and as a construction manager to assist agents in navigating the real estate process. Patrick resides in Midtown with his wife, Liz, a veterinarian at Ansley Animal Clinic, their son, Henry, and daughter, Evelyn.

Carson Matthews

Senior Vice President and Managing Broker
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Carson joined Dorsey Alston Realtors in 2016 after rising through the ranks of two of the country’s largest residential real estate companies.

He is from Macon, Georgia, where several generations of his family have been connected with Belk department stores. After graduating from Presbyterian College, Carson completed the Belk executive training program and held several positions with the company in North Carolina. In 2002 Carson transitioned from retail to real estate and moved to Atlanta.

He earned the Rookie of the Year award in his first year as a REALTOR® and became a champion of the sustainable building movement. Over his 16-plus years as a REALTOR®, he has earned the Phoenix Award and been named a Life Member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association Top Producers. An early adopter of the internet and social media, Carson is recognized by his peers as a marketing expert.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Chastain Park Conservancy and the Executive Board of NPU-A and is involved with the Trust for Public Land. He lives in Chastain Park with his wife Martha and their two children, Henry and Ben.  He loves music, cooking, photography and spending time with his family.

Kristen Bates

Senior Vice President of Operations
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Kristen joined Dorsey Alston in 2014. Originally managing the East Cobb office, she moved to the Buckhead office later in the same year and assumed responsibility of all operational activities.

Kristen is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Prior to joining the company, she ran the Atlanta office of Meaden & Moore, a forensic accounting firm, and Nationwide Drywall, a local construction firm.

Kristen lives in East Cobb with her two boys, Porter and Bennett.