For our next Meet the Matern Team post, get to know more about Michelle Mills-JonesWhen Michelle joined our team in 2010, she brought decades of experience in recruiting and owning a staffing agency. Michelle loves people, which is obvious after seeing how she connects with candidates, clients, and employees.  Her empathy for others extends into her passion for work-release programs where she guides folks through re-entry. Michelle is a fierce networker, loves to laugh, and is a loyal teammate and manager.

Here’s a little bit more about Michelle:  

Did you have any personal accomplishments during Covid? 

I started reading books again and got back into journaling. 

Would you rather be a public speaker or a shark diver? 

I would rather be a public speaker. 

What’s on your summer bucket list? 

I want to travel with my family and adopt a puppy.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? 

My favorite breakfast cereal is Frosted Flakes. 

What’s your go-to productivity trick? 

While at work I like going to our “New Start Sheet” to view all the people we have been able to place each week.  At home I love to read my spiritual motivation quote books. 

What was your dream job when you were a kid? 

When I was younger, I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. 

What are you reading or watching right now? 

I’m reading “Divided Soul The Life of Marvin Gaye.”  I love Dateline/Snapped/48 hours and reality shows like The Real Housewives and The Chrisleys or anything comical.

What’s your favorite way to relax after a work week? 

I love spending time with my family playing board and card games.  I also enjoy cooking and LOVE spending every moment I can with my granddaughter who just started first grade.