This week's 21 Things You Might Not Know About Me features Michelle Martin, Executive Director for the Washburn County Tourism Association, and is being brought to you by The Body Shop Fitness Centers who are waiving activation fees in January for all new members who sign up for a 12-month membership. If you would like to be a sponsor for upcoming 21 Things segments, please email us at

  1. I found my dream job at age 26 and after 8 ½ years, it is still my dream job! I work for Washburn County Tourism Association as the Executive Director. I am blessed to have the opportunity to promote our amazing area to potential visitors and I love it!
  2. I grew up in Lampson and graduated from Spooner High School in 2002. 
  3. My second home is Montana. Most of my mom’s family moved there in the 80’s and I spent summers out there growing up. 
  4. In 2004 I spent my summer working at a guest ranch outside of West Yellowstone, Montana. 
  5. My husband and I built a house in 2016 on the corner of his family’s farm where he grew up. 
  6. We have a golden retriever named Bella and two “farm cats” named Callie and Midnight. They have extra toes, it’s kind of cute. 
  7. In the next five years my goal is to add a donkey, goats and horses to the mix. We’ll see if I can convince my husband…
  8. I am a Spooner Rodeo Committee member. 
  9. I’ve been a member of my ATV/Snowmobile Club for as long as I can remember.
  10. I love vegetables. All of them I’ve ever tried anyway. I would eat them for every meal if I had more time to cook.
  11. I love to kayak, hunt, snowmobile, snowshoe, hike and ATV.
  12. My first car was a 1994 Dodge Shadow in teal. It was pretty awesome.
  13. I prefer to wear jeans and cowboy boots over dresses and heels any day.
  14. I am the proud mama of a 10 month old girl. She is hilarious. I could sit and watch her play all day long, every day. 
  15. I love office supplies. Post it notes, baby post it notes, binders, gel pens, sharpies…you can’t even tone down my excitement when an office supply order comes in.
  16. I like my towels folded a certain way. Working in and managing hotels makes you a little particular when it comes to folding. I’m still teaching my husband the hotel fold. 
  17. I love horses. I used to ride almost daily when I was visiting my family in Montana during the summers. 
  18. Every other year growing up, we went to Florida for Christmas to visit my grandparents. I loved taking the ferry to the island and searching the beach for shells and shark teeth.
  19. I season my popcorn with Himalayan Salt, Turmeric, Garlic Powder, and Pepper. You should probably try it sometime.
  20. In 2014, my friend Sarah and I went to Vegas to watch the National Finals Rodeo. Turns out we didn’t like Vegas itself very much, but the rodeo was amazing!!
  21. On February 27, 2016, I married the love of my life. It was a perfect day with friends and family. Even the weather cooperated; I think the temperature hit 56 or 57 that day…warm enough to be outside in a wedding dress without a coat. 

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