Preston Mitchum is a man of many talents. He’s a self-described “Attorney, Abolitionist, Policy Nerd, and Writer.” Well, now let us add the title “reality star” to that because he’s been featured on Bravo’s Summer House spinoff Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard.
Keep reading this Preston Mitchum Bio to learn more about him.
Preston Mitchum On Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard
Bravo’s Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard featured 11 Black entrepreneurs including Preston Mitchum who made the summer of 2023 even hotter with a lot of relationship drama, friendship scuffles, and love triangles, that kept viewers coming back for more.
“I’m sitting with being excited!” Preston shared before the premiere. “Of course, there’s like some nerves around it. Hopefully, it has high ratings.”
Also, he took it to his IG to write, “ Do you get the 🍆? Do you not get the 🍆? – A poet. Have you checked out the NEW trailer to our NEW show “Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard?” If so, what are you looking forward to? If not, what are you waiting for?”
According to him, the cast was just being themselves and that was what being in Summer House was all about. The thing he loved the most about the show was how organic their friendship was. “I think the viewers at home will see like what happens in friendship — like you love each other, sometimes you don’t love each other and then it’s how do you resolve conflict within friendships,” he added.
Also, the star mentioned that Bria Fleming’s dog Milo was the “least problematic” housemate.” As a dog owner himself, he loved being around Milo and knew Bria was bringing him along.
On the other hand, Jasmine and Mariah didn’t appreciate the god in the house.
His bio on Bravo read, “An attorney by day and a social butterfly by night, Preston Mitchum truly makes time for it all. He has been to the Vineyard and considers it one of the most amazing and beautiful places that he has ever seen.”
Preston Mitchum Job
Preston Mitchum is a Black queer attorney, advocate, and activist. He founded PDM Consulting — a consulting firm focused on the power of Black people, LGBTQ+ people, and young people — in March 2023, right after leaving Georgetown University Law Center as an Adjunct Professor Of Law.
Before founding PDM, Preston was a Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at the Trevor Project for almost 2 years. Also, was the Director Of Public Policy at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity for exactly 2 years.
Furthermore, he worked as a Senior Legal & International Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth from Aug 2017 to Sep 2019 and Center for Health and Gender Equity from Aug 2015 to Aug 2017.
From June 2014 to August 2015, Preston also worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable S. Pamela Gray and Honorable Errol R. Arthur at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. For a year before that, he was a Policy Analyst, LGBT Policy and Racial Justice at the Center for American Progress.
His earliest job reported was as a Behavioral Health Initiative at National Coalition for LGBT Health in 2012.
Overall, in his 10+ years of legal and policy experience, Preston has served in multiple roles at nonprofit organizations to center the voices of historically oppressed communities. Thanks to this, Preston has also been featured in Washington Post, BET, MTV, The Root, The Grio, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The Guardian, and others. On top of that, he was Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s Inaugural 40 Under 40, a Rockwood Fellow for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, and was voted DC LGBTQ’s “Most Committed Activist” by the Washington Blade in 2021.
How Much Is Preston Mitchum Net Worth?
By 2023, Preston Mitchum garnered a net worth of above $350 thousand.
Preston Mitchum Age
Preston Mitchum was 37 years of age when he appeared on Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard in 2023.
He was one of the oldest cast that season.
Who Are Preston Mitchum Parents?
Preston Mitchum didn’t have the best relationship with his parents; especially with his father. “We’ve had an unhealthy, toxic, and distant relationship since childhood,” he said. It seems, “drugs, women, and protecting his masculinity” always got in the way of being a better man for his father.
“He cared about money, cars, and liquor. I cared about books, writing, and history. To him, this was because I was hanging around my mother too much,” Preston recalled.
However, the Summer House star has long forgiven him and that lifted so much stress that he had been physically and emotionally manifesting.
Even Preston’s father now texts him often to tell him how much he loves him.
But celebrating Father’s Day is still difficult for Preston because it brings back all the bad memories. “From abuse to sexual assault to patriarchal attitudes to hypermasculinity, let’s just say that my relationships with cis straight Black men have never been the healthiest,” he explained.
As for Preston’s mother Carla Noni Owens, she seemed to be on good terms with him. Find her on IG @noniblue45426 and FB @carla.n.owens.
Likewise, Preston’s close to his siblings Ebony Butler and Shauna. He labels them to be the “Black women” who made him who he is today.
Talking a little about them, Ebony is a Psychologist who created the first card deck tool for Black women that helps them through those thoughts, habits, and behaviors that impact their growth and development.
Fun Fact: Preston doesn’t have any pictures with his father.
Preston Mitchum Height
Preston Mitchum stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 7 Inches (170 cm).
Is Preston Mitchum Married To His Partner?
As of 2023, Preston Mitchum is still together with his partner Donald Cooley. But they aren’t married.
The two started their relationship on November 27, 2020. On their 2nd anniversary, Donald took to his IG to write, “Happy Anniversary, Bubba! Thank you for always being there and loving all of me – and not just part of me. Pushing me to be the best I can be and trusting me to push you to do the same. You are…simply the best. I love you!”
The last we saw them, they were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
According to Preston, their relationship wasn’t easy. But it wasn’t “laborious, or suffocating” either. Sometimes, they’d just sit together and scroll through social media and share tweets, while other times they’re partying until 3 am.
His partner, Donald Cooley is also a lawyer whose practice focuses on private equity finance transactions with a specialty in representing borrower clients. In 2023, he was employed at Latham & Watkins for over 6 years.
When Is Preston Mitchum Birthday?
Preston Mitchum celebrate his birthday on March 3.
Where Does Preston Mitchum Reside?
Preston Mitchum hails from Youngstown, Ohio.
But in 2023, he resided in Washington D.C.
Is Preston Mitchum On Social Media?
Find him on Instagram @preston.mitchum and Facebook @preston.d.mitchum.