Name: Michele Jones
Role at Thrive: WordPress Expert and Technical Web Support Specialist
Location: Carbondale, Illinois
Family: Husband John and 13 yr old girl Dina
Pets: One Cat
When did you start at Thrive? Jan 02, 2018
What are some of the things you love about being a Thriver?
I love the feeling of family and that everyone is so supportive of each other. It is a great career home.
You need a dose of happiness, stat. What do you do?
I love listening to stand up comedy.
How did you get into WordPress?
8 years ago I decided I wanted to write a blog. A friend who was building a plugin for WordPress security helped me build my first blog and taught me along the way on how to do it myself. The more I learned, the more I wanted to do. In 2012, I took the leap from working as a preschool teacher to working in WordPress security and support and have not looked back.
What’s the best guilty pleasure candy?
Turtles or snickers candy bars but I do love me the white and red gummy bears.
You can have any animal as a pet. What do you choose to get?
Definitely a black panther.
What’s the weirdest thing you have on your desk?
Probably my shot glass that I use to put earrings in when they are bothering me with the headphones.