Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?
I am a National Account Manager at Edison Nation. I am responsible for establishing and cultivating relationships with top retail and manufacturing partners in order to secure Live Product Searches and licensing deals for our inventor community.
Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation/Everyday Edisons?
There are a few things: The atmosphere; Learning new things every day; Working in an environment that is casual and relaxed, even though we work hard and mean business each and every day; and working close to home.
Q3. If you could be doing anything else right this moment, what would it be?
On an island, sitting poolside, sipping a tropical drink that someone brought to me on a tray… but who doesn’t want that?
Q4. What’s your top secret hidden talent?
You mean other than my vast experience as a band geek throughout school? ;)
Q5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Q6. If you could live someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?
My five-year-old nephew or my seven-year-old niece – they have nothing to worry about, people to take care of them and the world is their oyster.
Q7. Who are you often told is your doppelganger?
At present, I am sans a doppelganger, although whenever I am with my sister, we are CONSTANTLY asked if we are twins.
Q8. What are three things you can’t live without?
1. Music –it has been a huge part of my life since childhood – I love how the first five bars of one song can change your entire mood – no genre is off limits.
2. Humor – whether it is sharing a funny story with my husband or cracking up about utter nonsense catching up with friends – it is important to have humor in each day – life is too short to be serious all the time.
3. Balance/Peace – while it is something I will probably work on for the rest of my life, with each passing year, I have learned it is important to gain a sense of balance each day.
Q9. What’s a New Year’s resolution that you’ve made and actually kept?
This year I have resolved to take time out and be thankful for the good things that happened each day. Whether it was scoring a fantastic licensing deal, or something as simple as getting to see a gorgeous sunset, it helps me to be more positive.
Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
The personal computer. I remember when my dad bought our first one – it was a Commodore 64 – we were high-tech… Over the years, computers have changed everything and touch almost every aspect of our lives.
Thanks Michelle! Next month, get up close and personal with another member of our Edison Nation staff! Haven’t been keeping up? Read some of our past staff Q&As!