T2 has some of the brightest minds in the parking industry, and each employee brings a unique set of talents and experiences to the table. We thought you might like to learn more about these talented individuals. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll get to know one employee each month. This month we talked to Michelle Pritchett, Manager, Technology Rollout.
Where did you grow up?
I was a military brat. Born in Guam, my best childhood memories were in Omaha, Nebraska, and after my dad retired in South Georgia, where I stayed and planted my own roots.
What drew you to working in IT?
I’ve always been fascinated with technology. I was considered the in-house support when I worked in Public Safety and Parking at Valdosta State University. When I came to T2, I worked 15 years in Support and then moved into my role with IT.
How did you end up in the parking industry?
I actually started working in Public Safety at Valdosta State. Parking and Public Safety were combined, and I managed both dispatch and parking (we used T2 Terminator at the time). When Parking split from Public Safety to go into Auxiliary Services, I was given a choice and chose parking. The rest is history.
What do you do as a Manager, Technology Rollout for T2?
Technology Rollout helps customers stay current with their software. This includes scheduling upgrades for T2-hosted Flex customer databases, keeping LTE cradle points up to date, and assisting Pay Station customers with getting support for upgrades.
What’s something that you think people don’t know about parking that you find interesting?
Parking is cool and parking professionals are fascinating! Non-parking people just don’t get it. 😉
What do you enjoy about working at T2?
T2 is a great company. A lot has changed in my 22 years, but 3 things have stayed the same:
- The commitment to customers
- Awesome people to work with
- Our customers being the best!
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I am a band nerd. I played the flute and piccolo starting in middle school. I lived and breathed marching season. I even marched two years in college. I raised two boys who chose band, and then I continued my passion as a Band Mom and was even elected VP of the Band Boosters. I have season tickets for my high school football games. I go for halftime. As far as I am concerned, the football team is the opening act for the band!