Hello there! My name is Michele Vastola I was born in Oxford, OH and grew up in a city nearby called Hamilton. After graduating from Hamilton High School in 2000 as the president of my senior class while also earning numerous other sports and academic credentials I attended Miami University (of Ohio). I graduated in 2004 with a degree in Speech Language Pathology/ Audiology. You might wonder how I ended up here. It was a long road but the path to speech pathology was something I chose not to take after starting my career at a large moving company here in the Cincinnati area.
I spent 9 years there starting off as administrative support and then moving in to an international move coordinator position for 8 of those 9 years. I handled personal moves for clients moving in and out of the U.S. and around the world. I provided quotes for move costs, set up air transportation, and ocean container transportation. I booked air freight and ocean freight scheduling with local freight haulers and ocean container lines. I worked closely with customs brokers in order to clear shipments entering in to the U.S. as well as worked with delivery agents around the world to have household goods delivered in the person’s new home country.
In 2014 I decided to take on a new adventure and started a new career path where I sold cars in an internet department at a large car dealership here in Cincinnati. It was a humbling experience where I can say I learned a lot about myself and about life in general.
In January 2015 I started my new journey here at The Business Backer. I have been able to help small businesses gain the funding they needed for their business ventures. It has been a joy and pleasure to be able to continue to learn and also truly help people using ethical approaches and really listening to what someone needs.