Meet ystark! YP: Michelle Hout


Michelle Hout

Occupation/Title/Place of work

Training and Qualification Manager, Shearers (Brewster Site)



Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

Growth, personal and professional, is so very important but rarely addressed. We can get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget that we need nurturing too. The Stark YP Initiative is a group that is there to remind you! Events, opportunities, networking. All chances to grow YOU!

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

A group of like-minded individuals that will inspire you to connect

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

Yes. I grew up in Stark. I attended St. Mary Catholic school and graduated from Jackson High School.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

My family is here!

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

The Massillon/Mckinley week. Go Tigers!

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

More apprenticeship opportunities and volunteer opportunities for youth.

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

Stark County Coalitions; personal Coalition's include Drug Free Stark County and Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

More job opportunities that promote development

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

RTC Fitness! Best gym in the county!

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

New York opportunity in NYC is my dream