Michelle Elam has been a court reporter for 20 years. In the first 3 years, she worked in Columbus and has since been working with Mike Mobley Reporting for 17 years.
From Michelle’s perspective:
Background: I grew up in Huber Heights, Ohio and moved just a little north of my hometown to Bethel Township (northeast of Dayton, OH). I went to college at Clark State Community College and attained an associate’s degree with an emphasis on court reporting. This program was directed by Kay Frazier.
Being a Court Reporter: I enjoy the flexibility my job provides and I enjoy being able to work in a different setting with different people each day.
Interesting Court Reporting Experience: As a young reporter I covered a trial in court in which a gentleman lost his leg from an auger accident. It was a tough trial emotionally for me. Still to this day, I see this gentleman and his family in different settings (restaurants or retail stores) and he and his wife still remember me and always have their arms outstretched for a big hug. It is always nice to know that he and his family are doing well. I am always happy to hear his accomplishments and the accomplishments of his children too. It makes my heart happy that they were able to turn a tragic situation into a positive the best they could.
Family: I am very blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 wonderful children, one boy, age 19, and one girl, age 15. My husband owns a trucking company. Jordan will attain an associate’s degree from Sinclair Community College in May, 2016 and will transfer into Bowling Green State University. MacKenzie is a sophomore in high school and wants to continue her education in cosmetology.
Outside of Work: Family comes first! We enjoy many sporting events together. We also enjoy boating and traveling. Our favorite vacation spots are Florida and the Caribbean. We enjoy large family dinners every Sunday in which there’s not an empty seat at our table, which holds about 15 people!