Michelle Olson: Midwest Music

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Meet Michelle, the Midwest girl that came to the desert and found the endless opportunities for adventures.  Read how she finished these 20 sentences.

Name: Michelle Olson
Age: 49
Title: President/CEO, Olson Communications, Inc.
Married/Single: Married
Kids: Twin boys, 18
Live: Scottsdale

I was born…

in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised primarily in Minnesota. Midwest girl, for sure

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the weather, environment and endless opportunities for adventure

I’m listening to…

NPR and Pandora’s shuffle. Yes, simultaneously

My family…

is the center of my world

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Lance Armstrong. I want to hear how he did it and why he lies. Like that would happen.

Three thing I cannot live without…

my iPhone, laptop and Cannondale Synapse Feminine 3

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a TV weatherman/meteorologist

I’m inspired by…

music. Almost any kind of music – live, recorded, impromptu, choral. All of it

The one person who motivates me is…

Me. And God

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

To stop child abuse and animal cruelty

The perfect day would be…

Riding my bike all day between stops at coffee shops and friends’ homes, and culminating with a glass of wine while overlooking a gorgeous sunset vista

My first job was…

in the advertising department for Target Stores. I wrote the sales plan, photographing merchandise and telling the stores where to place it each season. Riveting stuff.

My favorite escape…

is magazines. I subscribe to dozens each month. I hope they never go away

My life…

is very full. In a really good way

I’m currently working on…

exploring growth opportunities for my company while preparing my teenagers for life after high school

Always…

listen to your gut

Never…

say never

Favorite Quote…

“Go out into the world in peace; be strong, have courage. Hold on to what is good; support the weak; help those who suffer. Honor all people.” (Woody Garvin, pastor, Valley Presbyterian Church)

Biggest Dream…

is to realize my “retirement job” someday, which is to be a Backroads or Trek Travel Guide, leading bike tours throughout the US and Europe during my off times of being an adjunct PR professor in a quaint college town where I can ride my bike to work

My Pet Peeve(s)…

People who litter; people who don’t try; whiners

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