Michelle Flandreau is the editor for REI’s Co-op Journal. Before joining the co-op, she worked as the senior content writer for 1912 Pike, Starbucks’ coffee blog. She also spent several years as a multiplatform producer at KING 5 in Seattle, and as a newscast and investigative producer at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. She’s happiest when she’s in the mountains (preferably with a cup of coffee in hand). REI member since 2013.