Welcome to the TNF PPP for September 2018. That’s the Patreon Patron Profile to you and me. This is where I get to shine a spotlight on the people that support my work. Each month we sit down with a Napzok Files patron and get to know them. This one is pretty special for me because this month’s Patreon Patron Profile is on my cousin Michelle Cox!
Not only is Michelle and literal supporter of my work, she’s been in my corner encouraging me for years. I’ve been blessed to get to know her awesome husband Randy and uber hip daughters Maggie and Madeline over the last few years. In fact, some of my favorite moments each year are when I get to catch up with them in Las Vegas while I’m out there for the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion and one of my favorite memories was helping the girls get to their FIRST comic convention during 2016’s Wizard World Las Vegas show where they dressed up as Kylo Ren and Rey. Made me feel like I was doing something right in this world!
I’ve mentioned Michelle before on this very website because I “adopted” the engineering class she teaches at Garehime Elementary in Las Vegas. You can help Michelle get the supplies she needs to teach this class by going to their store: https://www.engineeringkids.net/store.html
Every purchase of a custom made 3D design directly helps the class.
Michelle works hard raising a family with her husband Randy and inspiring an entire class of young minds, so I was thrilled that she was kind enough to take some time to answer these questions and let a little spotlight shine on her.
1 - Who ARE you and where you located in this world?
My name is Michelle Cox from Las Vegas, NV
2 - How long have you been listening to The Napzok Files?
I've been listening for about 2 years
3 - What are some of your favorite “things?“(books, shows, movies, hobbies)
I love Harry Potter, The Office, The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel, Mad Men, and The West Wing.
4 - What is one life goal you are working toward?I am working toward finishing my masters degree in education. I will start my PhD program in 2019. I want to teach science someday.
5 - What is something in your life that you’re really proud?
I am most proud of my 2 girls. They are both amazing souls.
6 - When you’re feeling down, what are some things you do to turn yourself around?
When I am feeling down I like to spend time with my girls and husband. When work is crazy, I like to pull away with them and hang out all day.
7 - Who are some of your biggest influences in your life and/ or career?
I love Ron Clark. He is an amazing teacher. I also have been influenced by many teachers that I work with. I love teachers with passion
8 - When was the last time you ate food from a convenience store and what was it?
Does beer count as food? Other than that...maybe some chips about a year ago
9 - What is one cool fact about yourself that you’ve never revealed publicly until NOW?
I am a U2 fanatic. I followed them around for awhile.
10 - Shine on a light on your own work or the work of someone you admire…
I teach 3rd grade. In my spare time I volunteer to teach robotics, girls engineering, and 3D printing. You can even follow the class on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vegas3DKids
Thanks, Michelle. We appreciate your support at The Napzok Files and know that you are doing great work out in Las Vegas teaching the engineers of tomorrow! All of you can go to https://www.engineeringkids.net/ for more info!
-- Ken Napzok, September 2018