Director of Strategic Accounts
Michelle joined TERRA in 2011 as the Branch Manager of TERRA’s Federal Way Branch. In less than two years she helped transform that branch into TERRA’s 2012 Branch of the Year. In early 2013, Michelle was promoted to Area Manager and is responsible for the performance and growth of TERRA’s Tukwila and Tacoma branches.
In December 2015, Michelle was promoted to Director of Strategic Accounts. She is responsible for helping to develop, sell and manage strategic accounts across TERRA.
Michelle grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan. She is a member of SHRM and is involved with organizations such as HopeLink and Habitat for Humanity. Her free time is devoted to her husband and daughter, Isabella, and she loves visiting her family back in the Mid-West. She enjoys hot yoga and reading.
Tell me about your first job?
I worked in a hospital cafeteria throughout high school. It was oh so glamorous; I wore a hairnet every day and learned to cook cafeteria food. It’s where I first learned how to cook, which might be why I’m not a chef now!
What other professions would you like to try?
I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I always thought it would be thrilling to be able to argue my point and get paid for it!
If you could possess any super power, what would it be?
I wish I could teleport. I might have a little road rage, and it would save so much time!
What do you enjoy most about working in the staffing industry?
I love the fact that my days never look the same. There is always a new, exciting challenge, I never get bored!
Best career advice you’ve ever received?
My dad taught me that attitude and work ethic will be your most important assets. You can learn new skills, but it’s all about how you apply yourself.