Monday, February 18, 2013

Why I Went Back to School

Chelle is the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to Holli, the General Manager for Thistle Farms. Her job keeps her constantly at the center of Thistle Farms (and much in demand!). 

Chelle writes company checks and makes all deposits, she manages the checkbook, take payments from the wholesale accounts, creates cash banks for Thistle Farms events and home parties, deals with vendors, distribute checks to employees, and if that isn't enough, she is also the one-person Human Resources department for the company! 

Chelle is also a mother to three children and is a graduate of the Magdalene program.

Recently, Chelle made the remarkable decision to go back to school. With all she has on her plate, we wanted to know what the experience was like!

"I love my job as it has given me the confidence to further my education. I am also a mother of three and want them to know that education is important. This may not be an easy journey but I accept the challenge. The first class I'm taking is a math class - the first one I've had in 26 years! It was scary going the first day but the teacher was really nice. I've done my homework - so I'm not as scared as I was. But now I want a a tutor, a backpack and to dress like the college kids!"


  1. When I was in college, those adults going back to school always put us to shame. Good luck!!!!!

  2. Chelle, I wish you the very best.