This month, we caught up with Michele Skankey. Michele has been an administrative volunteer in the office since 2016. She happily tackles any project we throw her way and she has been an immense help!
Q: How long have you volunteered with Store to Door? What have you been helping us with?
A: I believe I started about fall of 2016. I have been helping with administrative data entry. She teaches me new things all the time.
Q: What do you enjoy most about volunteering with Store to Door?
A: I feel like I am doing a good service for a fabulous charity organization that helps so many and could help more if the word got out. Amanda, Mary, and everyone I come into contact with here is so sweet and welcoming and I can see why they work for this amazing organization because they are a certain type of compassionate people who make everyone feel very important.
Q: What hobby would you start if time and money weren’t an issue?
A: I used to run, ski, waterski, rock climb, play tennis, hike and be incredibly active. My husband and I met in a band and we love to play at blues jams in town and are always actively looking for people to “play” with. That is my true love: music. But I have back issues that are pretty disabling and keep me from doing what I love. I would definitely travel, travel, travel! I do quilt, but would love to buy a long arm machine quilter which are way too much for my budget.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read recently?
A: I have been reading a book called Brain Rules, which is just fascinating!
Q: If you could turn anything into an Olympic sport, what would it be and why?
A: Wow, interesting question . . . I would love to see rock climbing! My husband used to be an avid rock climber, climbed the east face of Mt Whitney and was President of the rock climbing club in college. There are many kids now that push the limits of their bodies, free-climbing in one day some places in Yosemite that used to take days.
Q: What is one place to visit on your bucket list and why should we add it to ours?
A: Oh my, so many! I lived in Taiwan for almost 3 years and traveled all over that region of the world. If you ever could make it to the Great Wall, it is so much grander than pictures can depict. But on my bucket list are the Maldives for snorkeling, diving; Ukraine/Yugoslavia/Croatia because I understand they are so beautiful; the Swiss alps, skiing from top of a mountain, taking all day to ski down the mountain stopping at all the little chalets along the way; and bareboat Sailing in Thailand! (Which I have done but would do it over and over!)