Staff Spotlight: Michelle Benson Huck

Published Friday, April 2, 2021

If you’re a member of the JCC, odds are that you’ve encountered the energetic and encouraging presence that is Michele Benson Huck. As an instructor at the JCC for six years, Michele has done a little bit of everything from cycling, senior chair exercise, Barre, HIIT, and what she’s known most for these days –– LOTS of Aqua Fit. Get to know Michele in our Q&A and be sure to give one of her classes a try.

Michele Benson Huck

How long have you been at the JCC?
6 years

Describe yourself in three words.  
Disciplined, kind, fun-loving

What do you love most about your job?
The people! Many of the participants in my classes have become good friends.

If you could swap places with one other person at the JCC for a day, who would you pick and why?
I would swap places with Tevin because he always seems to be in good spirits, he makes people smile, and everyone loves him.

Where did you grow up?
Chesapeake, Virginia


Who would play you in a movie?
Charlize Theron

Who is your dream dinner guest and why?
Barack Obama, so many questions I would like to ask him

Dogs or cats?
Definitely dogs

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Establish a dog rescue organization

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Hot tea and buttered toast

Where’s your favorite place in the world?
The beach

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

What are you currently reading?
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab & Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City by Rosa Brooks

My phone is filled with pictures of:
Dogs, sunrises, and sunsets



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