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March 5, 2012

WHO WE ARE PROFILE: Michelle Marquis

A 1990 graduate of Goshen High School, Michelle Marquis, 40, went on to become a respected and successful engineer in the world of motorsports and auto manufacturing.

Explain a little about yourself

I was born and raised in Goshen. I went to the same elementary school as both of my parents. I’m proud and humbled to be rooted in a family that has 100 years of history in Goshen. I was an athlete, an honors student and was honored my senior year for my class work in industrial arts. I left after high school to pursue my dreams in the motorsports and automotive world. While in college at GMI Engineering & Management Institute, I began racing karts (not the amusement park kind, ours went about 80 mph!). I also worked as a race car mechanic travelling the Midwest for Skip Barber Racing. Upon graduating with a mechanical engineering degree, I went to work full time at Chrysler in Detroit for nine years.

For the past 18 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with retired Indy car driver, Lyn St. James, in various capacities. I was part of the creation team for Lyn’s Driver Development Program for Women and served as the Program Director for many years. About seven years ago, my husband, Carl, and I chose to move to Goshen from Detroit. Currently I have a business called Artistry of Presence through which I create and facilitate personal development opportunities.

I am currently president of the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana and co-chair of Mosaic Goshen. Aside from our community involvement and volunteer work, we both teach motorcycle safety classes.  We have also recently found a new love for BMX bicycle racing and are having a blast challenging each other on the track!

Where did you grow up?

Emerson Street in Goshen

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