Nilou Henderson

Company: Stage of Designs
Position: CEO/Founder
Peters & Associates, Broker/Realtor
Age: 29

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Iran

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

8 years

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?

I am a 29-year-old Persian/American woman. Born in Iran, raised in Europe and moved to the US with my immediate family (mother, father, three sisters and one brother) in 1996. Graduated from Full Sail University in Florida where I earned my degree in Media Communications. Married to Gerald Henderson Jr. and have two daughters, Roya (10) and Zara (3), and a 9 yr. old pharaoh hound named Chase. My husband Gerald is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he played basketball until he was drafted in the NBA by the then-Bobcats now Hornets in 2009. We married in 2018 and have truly made Charlotte our home. While Gerald spent most of his career playing for the Bobcats/Hornets, he also played for the Portland Trailblazers and Philadelphia 76ers, but we chose to maintain our home in our adopted Queen City. I currently own and operate a luxury interior design company, Stage of Designs with my business partner Trinity Hoang and am a real estate broker with a focus on the Sports and Entertainment Division. We have a real passion for helping others, as exemplified by our six years of supporting charities with our annual golf invitational, “Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational.” We also joined the cause as one of the “Social Butterflies” for the charity “RunningWorks” program this year.

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

Recently, I threw a Women’s Tea Party during our 6th annual Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational here in Charlotte at the Piper Glen Club House. It was very special to me due to my compelling personal
story of my past toxic stress and lack of interpersonal safety in a domestic situation led me to truly want to commit my time and energy to RunningWorks and bringing awareness to the cause.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.

I have a real passion for helping others, as exemplified by our six years of supporting charities with our annual golf invitational, “Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational.” We also joined the cause as one of the “Social Butterflies” for the charity “RunningWorks” program this year.

PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

– Rising Star in Real Estate
– Top 3 in the company for Volume Sales in residential Real Estate- McDevitt Agency
-Rookie of the year- McDevitt Agency

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I love to dance. I Cheered with the Charlotte Hornets from 2014-2015, love art, fashion, all things creative, fitness, health.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

Let go and Let GOD!

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?

Happily married, successful established businesses, same drive, raising my beautiful daughters!

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Visit Egypt. I have some Egyptian blood from my father’s side, but I don’t know much about it. I would love to visit and learn more about my ancestors.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

Recently my husband and I went to St. Barts for our delayed honeymoon/one year anniversary.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

I have no middle name. 

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My mother- She sacrificed her life and family to bring my siblings and I to America for chance at a better
life.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

Measures of a Women

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

The Lion King

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

Justin Timberlake

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