Affinity Consulting loves to help improve the lives of our customers. We thought you might enjoy getting to know about the lives of some of our team members who help make that happen. Each month we will feature another member of the Affinity Team. Get to know us!
Meet Michelle Motyka, Senior Legal Technology Consultant. Michelle joined Affinity in September, 2007. After working as a paralegal for several years, Michelle returned to school for a Masters degree. She supported herself working part-time as a Litigation Support Specialist and become very interested in legal technology and training. She joined Affinity with critical practice management and time, billing and accounting experience and training. Michelle currently works with the Ohio office of Affinity and has been married to husband Andrew for 11 years. They have three "fur babies" - a dog named Monty and two cats, Howie and Sunny.
Michelle has many favorite stories about Affinity, but selected the following as her highlight....in 2012, Michelle and 9 other female Affinity co-workers participated in the Disney Princess half-marathon. She laughs about their training before the race, "I believe we may have “trained” by going for one walk ahead of time." They crossed the finish line before the time was up and had a fun weekend participating, but she acknowledges what it all meant to her: "I think it says a lot about the strength of the women of ACG that we took on the challenge and made it happen."
Here are a few more tidbits about Michelle:
Favorite Vacation Spot: In an RV at a racetrack.
Book or movie I recommend and why: Travels by Michael Crichton. It is a non-fiction book that describes how/why he left medical school and chronicles some of his adventures as he traveled around the world. It has some pretty fascinating stories that are definitely worth a read.
Favorite Food: Steak Frites
Favorite Music: I am pretty eclectic and love all kinds of music – including John Denver, Metallica, and Rush.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy Indycar, Formula 1, and SportsCar racing and my husband and I try to travel to a few races each year. We also love to hike with Monty in the many parks here in Ohio. I also love crossword puzzles and trivia.
If I won the lottery, I’d: Donate some of the money to our local animal rescue organizations.
Three words that describe me: Organized, Detailed, Funny (at least in my own mind…)