The Golden Star has appointed a new Associate Publisher/Sales person.
Michele LaPointe has made the decision to join the staff at the Star and move to Golden from Invermere.
Michele has spent the last 15 years living in Invermere and has a diploma in social work though she started her career in the ski industry.
“I worked in Banff, Nelson and finally I moved to Invermere. My kids were raised on the ski hill.”
Michele has two daughters, Megan and Shawn, are alternating between going to school while also travelling to many different countries including a short stint for one of her daughters volunteering at a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica . “My girls are travelling all over the world right now while also working on their post secondary schooling.”
She has a long background of working in both the survey and tourist industry while also previously working as an office manager at a newspaper in Invermere as well.
“ I absolutely loved it. There is so much variety and something new every day. You get to see what is happening in the community.”
As for Golden, Michele has multiple reasons for coming to the town.
“I love Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and am looking forward to skiing there on a full-time basis . I love to ski here,” Michele said. “I am excited to be coming to a new community. This is a great town and I can’t wait to get out and start meeting the people in the community.