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This mother bear is catching salmon, running up stream. Black Bears are seen at the falls near the AnAn Bear Observatory, near Wrangell, Alaska
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Michelle (Mickey) Meyer has experienced the good fortune to live in Alaska, marry into a great family and develop a career she loves at Meyer’s Muffler City and Brake in Anchorage.
Mickey was born in Italy where her dad was stationed with the Air Force, moving to Alaska from Oklahoma 43 years ago. Working retail while still in high school, she went on to manage high-end women’s boutiques then worked at Nordstrom for 12 years.
In 1982 Mickey went on a blind date with Al Meyers. They dated for years, marrying in 1991 and quickly starting their family: Lily attends UAA while working at Nordstrom. AJ works at Muffler City and starts at UAA this fall. Olivia is a junior in high school and works part time at the shop, and Christian is a freshman at the same high school. When the kids were young, Mickey worked with her father at his company, Ray’s Pro Shop & Sports Marketing.
Since 2000 she’s worked with her husband in the business his family has now owned for 60 years. Mickey’s mother-in-law Marge Meyers describes how her brother-in-law talked her and husband Al into going to Alaska a few weeks after they were married, to work all summer in construction and save enough money to pay for tuition. It was the first time Marge had been out of California and it wasn’t quite as fun as she expected it to be! In 1953 jobs were very hard to come by but the three of them found work, planning to return to California in a year.
Their plans changed when Al decided Anchorage really needed an auto parts store, so with only $4000 between them, they opened their first buisness. Marge brought her baby to work every day and filled the shelves with empty boxes to make it look like they had some merchandise. A few years later they moved locations and also opened an engine shop, eventually owning nine stores throughout Alaska. For a few years Marge did payroll for over 60 employees by herself, by hand. Consolidating to one store in 1987, they have been operating out of it for the past 25 years. With an eye on slowly retiring, the Meyers are happy to have their youngest son Al and his wife Mickey in charge of Muffler City.
Mickey says, “I love selling tires and chrome wheels, it’s like a brand new pair of shoes for a car! I also love that I get to remain very family oriented. Muffler City is more of a lifestyle then a job!