About Me

cropped-choosydiva.jpgHi! I’m Michelle Ames.

I’m Michelle Ames. I’m  the owner and marketing diva at Marketed by Michelle, where my primary goal is to reach success by helping my clients achieve their highest success.

I have over 20 years of experience working in higher education; for-profit and not-for-profit marketing and fundraising; and teaching.

I divide my time between my business, the Hilton Central School District Board of Education, and other not-for-profit organizations. I have a BA degree from Roberts Wesleyan College and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business (with concentrations in e-commerce, marketing, and information systems).

I am passionate about marketing, with the understanding that the best business will fold if no one knows about it and the things it has to offer. To that end, I meet with my clients to formulate a plan to help them “get on the map.” Whether that is through a new website (WordPress, of course!), print media, new logo, press release, or other marketing initiatives. I also consult with individuals for business growth, personal networking, and job acquisition (resume development and interview coaching).

I am the organizer of the Rochester area WordPress user group and I enjoy helping others make their websites amazing.

I have also made 2016 my Year of WordPress: 

  • Organizer and speaker of WordCamp Buffalo
  • Attended WordCamp Hamilton
  • Speaker at WordCamp Ottawa
  • Speaker at WordCamp Toronto
  • Speaker at WordCamp Pittsburgh
  • Lead Organizer of WordCamp Rochester
  • Attending WordCamp US

I live in Hilton, New York with my husband, Art, and our three cats (Stella, Marilyn, and Charlotte), but my greatest love will always be my daughter, Lydia.

Follow me on Twitter @michelleames.