Up Close With Michelle Smith

Current job: Owner of Haute Madre Resale Boutique.

Proudest professional moment: Being honored as one of VBJ’s 2017 Accomplished & Under 40 recipients!

First job: Hostess/server at Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant by Vancouver Mall (they had THE BEST chips and salsa).

Fun fact: I LOVE to throw themed Parties. Give me a theme and I’ll run with it! Birthdays, baby showers … ANYTHING … I love a great party!

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Out to a great dinner in the ‘couve with my sweet little family. We LOVE Beaches on a crowded night! Amazing food and atmosphere!

Favorite movie: This one is TOUGH … I’ll say Pretty in Pink because the clothes are FABULOUS!

Music of choice: Alternative rock, classic rock … really any kind of rock!

Favorite place to eat: Three Sixty Kitchen.

Motto/Inspirational quote: “Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.” -St. Francis De Sales



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.