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Meet the Team

Michelle Mertens "Mee-Shell or Mich"

Michelle started her relationship with Sports Backers as a member of our President’s Council while she was working at KPMG. She then fell in love with us and the rest is history! As our Controller she manages the budgets of our events and programs, prepares the financials, pays the bills, and deposits checks…basically she’s the money maven. Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from Randolph Macon College and received her Masters in Accounting at UVA. To stay active she likes to run and walk anywhere she can enjoy the fresh air in RVA, and she plays volleyball at Richmond Volleyball Club. When she’s not at work you can find her near the water on a beach, boat, or tube possibly jamming to some Pitbull.

Email: [email protected]

Favorite Richmond restaurant:  “Stella’s”

What did you want to be when you “grew up”:  “For a while I wanted to be a pilot – mostly because I love to travel and would go all of the places!”

Celebrity you’d like to be best friends with:  “Ellen DeGeneres, because I love to laugh.”

Favorite Sports Backers event:  “Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k – it was the first race I did and haven’t stopped loving it!”