Employee-Owner Spotlight | Michelle Erskine | Administrative Assistant

Please join us in welcoming Michelle Erskine to the Sebago team! Michelle is our new Administrative Assistant, where she serves as the first impression to our company for visitors and callers, assists the Finance & HR teams, and supports other needs of our company, staff, and clients. Michelle has amazing energy, and passion, and has provided us with some amazing results immediately. She is going to be a talented asset and a valuable resource in our connections and work with the greater South Portland community. 

Michelle, we’re excited to have you as our newest employee-owner and can’t wait to watch you grow in your new position here at Sebago!

Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?

I grew up in South Portland and spent a few years in the Limington area attending school before returning to South Portland full time.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

Anywhere in the North Maine Woods “Katahdin Region”.

What three traits define you? 

Honest, dependable & outgoing.

What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?

My first job was cleaning rooms at a local motel on weekends. I quickly learned that there is a right way to make a bed and that this was something I did not want to do forever.

What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?

I am really enjoying the variety of tasks from day to day right now and learning so much about the many services that Sebago Technics offers. My favorite part would be the people though, whether on the phone or in person, I really enjoy making a connection with others.

What was your journey like to get where you are?

After high school, I spent a few years on the administrative side of the financial and medical industries. Beginning in 2007, I settled in for nearly 15 years working for the City of South Portland as an Administrative Assistant, before accepting my new exciting position with Sebago Technics.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

My hobbies include; traveling, hunting, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, paddleboarding, and basically anything that brings me outside.

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

I was lucky enough to do some work for a few Sebago employees over the years. Seeing the genuine level of respect these employees have for their company was truly inspiring and something you don’t see often anymore. Being here for only a few short weeks, I am truly beginning to understand why.

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

That would have to be snowmobiling; there is nothing more beautiful than the Maine mountains and woods under a fresh blanket of snow.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chicken Parmigiana or (anything made with gluten, really).

Top three life highlights?

This one is easy… becoming a mother, marrying my best friend, and harvesting a 494lb bull moose in 2021.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!

Not exactly, but sometimes I think I should have become a nurse.

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

I would be an eagle, so I could soar above and see things from a different view. Also, I bet I wouldn’t have a fear of heights.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

That would definitely be Alaska.

Favorite Holiday and why?

Christmas, because it normally brings the largest amount of my family together. Seeing my children, nieces, and nephews light up with joy and excitement is truly the best.

What is the best concert you attended?

Elton John in Las Vegas!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  

I have plowed over 20 residential driveways every snowstorm for the last 16 years and I obtained my Class B CDL License just 4 days before beginning my Sebago career.

What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?

This time of year, I enjoy being at camp, on the pontoon boat, fishing, and having cookouts and campfires with all our friends and family.

When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?

I am extremely proud to be part of such a successful, growing local company that has done so much to enhance so many communities. Being a “Fickett” before becoming an “Erskine”, my roots in this city couldn’t run any deeper than they do! While Sebago has a large footprint of success, it’s very exciting to me that so many of these amazing projects are right here in my hometown.