Michelle Goetsch

Michelle Goetsch

Our Team
Communications and Fund Development

What is one thing you love about working at Incourage?

Working at Incourage is the first opportunity I’ve had in a job where my professional skills and personal passions meet in the middle. When we spend so much of our love, time and energy on a job, it just has to be meaningful in some way – but maybe that’s just the millennial in me 

What is your favorite place in the community and why?

Any of the MANY community and school gardens and farmers markets. The bounties that producers bring to us each growing season absolutely amaze me. I love that people of all ages have an opportunity to learn and see where our food comes from, and how it nourishes our body and soul. And I must attribute this love for local food to Sue Anderson, an incredible woman who brought the Wood County Farm to School program to life almost a decade ago.

What community are you from, and where do you currently reside?

I am from Battle Creek, Michigan (lower Michigan – I would show it to you on my hand if I could). I currently live just south of Wausau in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin.

What would be your dream job, if you didn’t work at Incourage?

I would be a professional hockey player.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

Reality Bites

What is your favorite season or holiday?

Summer and early Fall – it’s too close to call. It’s in these seasons that the Midwest is blessed with tons of the locally grown produce that I simply could not live without. This is also the only time of year when I’m not cold.

What is your favorite quote or riddle?

I am an English major (and was a voracious reader of fiction before kids), so this question is nearly impossible. I guess I’ll give you one from my favorite author, Jack Kerouac: “… we’ll dig Denver together and see what everybody’s doing although that matters little to us, the point being that we know what IT is and we know TIME and we know that everything is really FINE.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Okay – one more – I think the book title The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a beautiful standalone phrase.

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