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Michelle Blake, ...
Michelle Blake, Co-Founder/Community Relations Director
A marketing professional for 10 years, Michelle has held various positions with Holt Renfrew, a leading Canadian luxury retailer, Beazer Homes & Hard Rock International, Hotel & Casino Division.
In 2013, she
was nominated as a Top 40 Under 40 Business Professional by Orlando Business Journal
The Gift of Swimming - Biographies
Honorary Member,The Gift of Swimming
Community Relations, Advisory Board member, The Gift
, a native of Toronto Canada, Michelle
has lived in Florida for five years.
Michelle completed her graduate studies in Communications & Public Relations at Centennial College's School of Communications.
She received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science from York University.
Michelle started her career in Marketing then transitioned into Public Relations working for Holt Renfrew, a leading luxury Canadian retailer.
Since moving to Florida she has held various positions in project management for Granger & Associates & DBE&C, both architectural and engineering firms.
Currently, she is co-owner of Jacob & Blake Consulting, providing office support to independent attorneys, smaller firms and legal document preparation services to pro se litigants.
Helping pro se litigants is the core of the business as Jacob & Blake
was established on the principal that all citizens have a constitutional right to represent themselves and deserve access to ethical and affordable legal document preparation services.
A volunteer since the age of 15, Michelle
passion for volunteering to her
father who often brought her
along to help at events for charities he
While living in Toronto Michelle volunteered for various tutoring and mentoring programs for disadvantaged children & teens.
She also served on the board for the JCA a United Way organization providing social services to recent immigrants & families in need.
In Florida she
has volunteered for Coalition for the Homeless, Hands on Orlando & Foundation Unity
for a Cause, a non-profit dedicated to fighting childhood obesity & encouraging healthy eating.
is an avid supporter of charities that help children.
feels every child regardless of race, disability or socio economic background deserves access to programs that support a healthy mind and body as it will increase their chances of success as adults.
is single and currently divides her
time between Orlando & New York
opened up a second office in Brooklyn NY offering the same office support & document services doing business as Start Fresh NY.