Up Close With Michelle Nisle

Current job: Estate Planning and Trust & Estate Controversy Attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn.

Proudest professional moment: Assisting a client in successfully defending her status as the sole beneficiary under a will against a court challenge by other potential heirs who were dissatisfied by the decedent’s wishes.

First job: Receptionist at a sporting goods store where the official title for the position was the politically incorrect “Phone Girl.”

Fun fact: I played volleyball for the University of Oregon on a full athletic scholarship.

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: At the beach with my husband and kids (a retired rescue greyhound and a rescue from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Favorite movie: Sherlock Holmes – the Robert Downey, Jr. version.

Music of choice: Anything by the late, great Sam Cooke.

Favorite place to eat: Lapellah (their Fish & Chips).

Motto/Inspirational quote: Win the Day!

Joanna Yorke-Payne
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.

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