Meet a Member: Michele Cook

Michele Cook is one of the newest members of NFPW. She joined this year after joining the NFPW management team, Admin Concepts. Many of you met Michele at the Alabama conference. She is part of the communications contest team and was the leader in getting the contest online and ready for entries by our Oct. 1 target date. (See ) Now, in her role as Contest Manager, she is handing all the technical questions relating to the contest. I hope you will take time to get to know this unique and unbelievable new NFPW member.

Name: Michele Cook

City and State: Covington, VA


Michele Cook

Michele Cook

Affiliate and any leadership positions: Virginia Professional Communicators

 Tell us a little about you.

I am blogger, freelance writer, and author.  About every ten years I reinvent something about myself, this time I decided it was time to give writing my full attention. So, in August I walked away from my full time job to work for Admin Concepts part-time and dedicate more of my time to writing. In the past I have trained horses and people to jump over stationary objects, hunters and jumpers for those familiar with the industry.  I then spent ten years working in various positions for a class 1 railroad. I was everything from a conductor to a signal construction engineer.

Michele Cook with her dogs.

Michele Cook with her dogs.

I have always had a love for animals and the outdoors. I currently own three dogs, two cats, and one horse (and a husband, but he gets upset when I put him on this list). In my spare time I love to hike, fish, and ride my horses through the Alleghany Highlands of western Virginia.

Any career advice you would give?

Never stop learning, there is always more to know, you can always improve upon your craft, and there is that pesky everchanging technology.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to draw or paint. Somedays I get wonderful pictures in my head, but when I try to transfer them to paper, they rival a 4 year-olds finest art work.

Michele Cook on a fishing trip.

Michele Cook on a fishing trip.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I love the town I live in, although I would like to be a bit farther away from my neighbors hounds.

What book are you reading?

I just finished Speaking in Bone by Kathy Reichs and am now working on The Hideway by Lauren K Denton

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I like to crochet.

Why are organizations like NFPW important?

A group of like-minded individuals is always more powerful than a single individual. Groups like NFPW give weight to issues women face in today’s world. It is also a great place to network and find inspiration for your next project.

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