It’s all about the sound and everything that goes with it!
Michelle was born in New York and spent her youth moving around the country. While still attending college in ’94, Michelle landed a mortgage career with the CIT Group. 4 years later she moved on to Account Executive and Field Marketer positions with multi-billion dollar companies becoming her career of choice. In 2002 Michelle opened her own processing company, finally becoming completely independent of corporate America. Michelle’s outgoing personality and ability to quickly learn have provided incredible opportunities. From extensive hands on training and experience to management, marketing, public speaking, sales, teaching, national and local volunteer work, coupled with an uncanny ability to multi-task, Michelle has been highly sought after. Facing her 3rd banking industry crash in 2007 Michelle moved on to other industries such as restaurant equipment, life insurance, and automotive repair sales and management. Her job requirements remained relatively unchanged, regardless of the industry, a monthly closed-production of $1 million and to develop territory and relationships. In 2009 Michelle boldly left the west coast moving 3000 miles away to Louisiana and returned to Corporate America with a position with Tire Kingdom, becoming a Store Manager within 1.5 years. Responsible for 10 employees, operations of a store and it’s 6 service bays, a $125,000 operating budget and tasked with increasing every employee’s KPI (key performance indicators) and she succeeded. Michelle’s natural born leadership abilities helped teach her 10 employees the art of teamwork versus just working a job, while showing them the opportunities and benefits available to them. During her tenure she paid it forward, mentoring 3 employees into service management positions. Michelle and her team increased the store revenue drastically, thus preventing the store’s closure for failing to meet the company fiscal requirements. Results made success, but that success came at the price of personal exhaustion and the absence of personal down time. Becoming self-employed again was more than just a dream, It was necessity to slow down, plan retirement, and start to live life. With that goal in mind, Michelle & her partner discussed how to capitalize off their combined strengths and experiences. Out of that discussion Bayou Autosound was born and became incorporated in 2016 with the storefront following shortly after in 2017. Michelle oversees the operations of BASS while Raymond shines with his specialty craft.