Michelle is the Services Supervisor at Gottesman. She’s been at TC since 2009 and has an MSLIS from Syracuse!
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
Nope, I’m a student at FIT. I’m working on an MA in Fashion and Textile Studies.
Hallowell, Maine, “the gem of the Kennebec” OR “a small drinking town with an antique problem”
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A librarian! That’s right, dreams can come true.
What was your first job?
Cashier at CVS in Augusta, Maine, where I mastered the art of the “dust n’ face.”
What has been your worst job?
I was a customer service agent for a Dell call center. I was once told that I ruined Christmas.
What has been your best job?
My librarian jobs have all been great, I highly recommend the career. I also really enjoyed being a reporter. I recently discovered an old note from my editor that will give you an idea of my story assginments:
Michelle–The farrier (blacksmith) who takes care of Judy’s horse’s hooves is a third generation farrier. He’s a nice guy but quite a talker. He mentioned one time that either his father or grandfather or both used to take care of the horses used to help harvest ice on the Kennebec River. Apparently, they had a smithy and livery stable somewhere on Water Street and had to change the horses’ shoes every night because they had special spiked shoes for ice or some odd thing like that. The fella’s name is Al and he lives on Bog Road. He has pics from way back.
What do you remember about your first day of school?
I remember what I wore of course.
Your favorite meal: spaghetti w/fake meatballs
Are you a morning or night person?: Night. It feels wrong to leave the house before sunrise.
A delicious dessert: vegan cupcakes
Song you love no matter how many times you hear it: Abbey Road in its entirety
A country you’d like to visit: India
A book you strongly recommend? Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (make sure to get the Complete and Unabridged)
A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)? croquet, with a portable Victrola nearby if possible.
Best places to read?
on the beach
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The strangest thing I’ve ever done is….Pursued a child TV/film acting career in Maine. Not much call for it, as it turns out!
The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is…Henry Winkler AKA Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli