Michelle Hodgdon is a Title Officer for Alliance Title’s Wallace, Idaho branch. She started her career path in the title insurance and escrow industry with Alliance Title while she was in high school 22 years ago. Because the Wallace branch consists of two associates, Michelle finds that her responsibilities alternate daily and frequently. This means that her duties include examining, dating down and writing title insurance policies; customer service, visits to the courthouse for recordings, receptionist duties, answering the phones and assisting escrow as needed. What Michelle enjoys most about what she does is the versatility required of her every day. She says, “It’s hard some days to be constantly changing what you are doing, but it’s fun as well. Never a dull moment!”
When asked which Alliance Title core value is her favorite, Michelle explains, “Teamwork is my favorite…Without your teammate(s), it’s impossible to make it through each day. It takes a team – especially in an office of two to get things done.”
The person Michelle admires the most is her father who started working in the title insurance and escrow industry in 1965. After moving his family to the Silver Valley in 1975, Michelle’s father worked as a Title Officer and Manager for Alliance Title until 1995. Michelle said, “He was so knowledgeable in this business and I wish that I would have had more time to learn from him. He was a great man, wonderful husband and father, and a Christian example to others.”
Away from the office, Michelle is involved with the Sixth Street Melodrama/Theater. She is currently the Vice President on the Board of Directors and is actively involved in shows as an actress, singer or director. Recently ‘retired’ from Emergency Medical Services as an Advanced EMT over the past 17 years, she says, “It’s hard to let go of, but time for something different.” Michelle also enjoys taking cruises and spending time with her family.
Michelle’s favorite saying is, ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all small stuff.’ She admits that it’s hard to remember this some days and she says, “It’s easy to get swallowed up in the day-to-day tasks, but at the end of the day, you have to put it all behind you and know that you are going home to enjoy your family.”