"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Bernard M. Baruch Michelle sent her first tweet on April 7, 2008; while it was hardly prolific (“eating an orange lunch … tomato soup, goldfish crackers and carrots.”), it was the tweet that sparked an interest in social media.
With a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English from St. Francis Xavier University and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Nova Scotia Community College, Michelle has the ability to take a paragraph and turn it into 10 pages then turn those 10 pages into a couple of sentences … which is a handy skill when you’re communicating in 280 characters at a time!
Michelle spent the first few years of her career as a communications professional, followed by 10 years working in fund development and event management in the non-profit sector.
While fundraising was rewarding and she will always have soft spot for a great cause, Michelle found herself increasingly wanting to try something new.
So, in January 2013, after several “what if?” conversations with very patient friends, she made the leap and started her own business.
And Bold and Italic Social Communications was born!
ROXY CHIEF SNUGGLE OFFICER DIRECTOR OF WORK/LIFE INTEGRATION
"Treats and snoozin'. Snoozin' and treats." - Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Roxy became an integral part of the Bold and Italic team in August 2018. She joined us via Coastal K9 Rescue Society, where we discovered her through an irresistible Facebook post.
She was easily wooed with snacks and the promise of many blankets, and brought with her 6 years of extensive snuggle experience. She counts among her strengths amazing ears for listening to new ideas and an insatiable appetite ... for treats.
While she prefers napping to brain-storming, Roxy is always up for a walking meeting at the duck pond or around the block.
And she takes her role of making sure Michelle puts down her phone once in a while very seriously.