Michelle Quay was raised in Oberlin, Ohio with her parents and brother. Growing up she was a competitive figure skater and was nationally ranked, traveling to competitions across the country in their RV. She found a love for people and animals, especially dogs, while exploring new cities and towns during her childhood.
Growing up Michelle saw her parents struggle with money when they went through major lifestyle changes. This inspired Michelle to help people be financially and emotionally prepared for the obstacles that life brings and become empowered by their finances.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology at Miami University in 1990. She finally landed in Georgia in 1996 and soon fell in love with the Peach State. She went on to complete her Masters in Accounting and Finance at American Intercontinental University in 2006, and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Program at Oglethorpe University.
Michelle loves exercising, and this led her to become a CrossFit Coach and open a gym to positively impact athletes of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Eventually she sold the gym and is now a part of Strive Health & Fitness, a Crossfit gym in Woodstock where she competes in local competitions. She loves cooking and part of her passion for pursuing a healthy lifestyle includes experimenting with preparing delicious healthy meals. Michelle is involved in multiple networking associations, including Rotary Club of Woodstock, and enjoys going to weekly Bible studies. She currently lives in Canton, Georgia with her three rescue dogs, Ursa, Henry, and Lucas. She also enjoys going for hikes and vacationing with friends, as well as sitting down with a good book and a gin and tonic.