Michele Husak

communications in California

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Mom to 2 awesome kids, wife to amazing Greek guy, head of Global Comms/PR for Indiegogo; very active community & school volunteer. Previously ran PR at Thumbtack, Discovery Digital Networks (formerly known as Revision3) & Digg. Prior to those roles, headed up comms at Pandora for almost 4 years (from launch in 2005 until late 2009). Started out working in Hollywood in the Film & TV business - 1st job was CAA TV Lit assistant during the "Ovitz years" - then mostly worked on the development & production side of things reading scripts and coming up with ideas for movies. Later went on to do band publicity at Elektra Records in NYC (Phish, Third Eye Blind) before joining the tech PR world during the dot com boom, working for Jupiter Research & Connors Communications, & then moving back to California (the Northern part this time) in 2003 to join Shopping.com (later acquired by eBay). Throughout the years, I've been known to dabble in voice-over work (https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimalEsteem/videos). I've got a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. I'm a native NYer now living the California dream near the beach in Pacifica, driving a convertible, bright yellow 1973 VW Thing. Have lead a Girl Scout Troop for the past 8 years, co-chaired the Measure D parcel tax for our school district, active PTO board member/ co-chair of the after school enrichment program, & founder of a boys' adventure club now in its 5th year. HGTV viewer, live music goer, world traveler (30 countries so far) - including lots of trips to the Greek islands where we have a family home, 27 year vegetarian, lover of outdoor dining, guitars & singing around the fire pit, nature-junkie/hiker/forest bathing hippie, overly-competitive board game player, Deadhead/Phish fan (close to 200 live shows for each). Kauai, Lake Tahoe, Switzerland, Culebra, Yosemite, & our annual camping trips with our neighbors are my happy place destinations. Somehow became a California Valley Quail farmer (we have a dozen+ birds in our aviary that we've hatched & raised over the past 3 years). In my spare time, I help spread the word about my husband's hand-made, wooden Hawaiian-style surfboard business: http://www.pacificaboards.com/

One fine mornin', she puts on a New York station and she couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started dancin' to that fine-fine-fine-fine music, ooohhh, her life was saved by rock 'n' roll

-Lou Reed