What do you actually do for Core?
I do all the posting of bills into Avid [a payment service], taking care of all invoices that need to be processed, helping out my team in whatever they need. Vendor communication with questions or concerns on invoices. There are six accountants, including Jess [Jessica Blackerby], the head of accounting.
Michelle, what did you do before Core?
I worked at some law firms in the City of Boston, most of them real estate based. McCormick & Putziger, that was Ed McCormick, who was Massachusetts Attorney General. I worked on the Rowes Wharf project with him. I had all the escrow accounts for what were new condos at Rowes Wharf. We did all the closing documents, condo fees. I worked on 101 Arch St., 75 Federal St., the Government Center Garage [One Congress Street]. Then I moved to Florida, and I moved back and went to work at the Schwartz, Shaw & Griffith, which did civil rights and Medicare and Medicare fraud cases and some real estate.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Medford High. I went to Bunker Hill Community College for Environmental Science. After that I had children. I have two. And I have three grandsons. I also have my real estate salesperson license.
And where did you grow up?
I grew up in Medford.
Where do you live now?
Quincy. I take the Red Line in. The Red Line and the Green Line – a double whammy!
What do you do to have fun or outside work?
My family is still in Medford. I have brothers and sisters who live there. My son lives in Beverly, and I spend time there with my grandsons. I live with my partner, Mike. We like to eat out and try different restaurants and cuisines. I like to read and watch Netflix.
What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?
Boston is such a beautiful city with many things to do and see. I think the best areas are The Public Garden. And the Boston Public Library.
Is there anything new in your life?
My new grandson, Riley. He was born in December. But my three grandsons are all very special to me.