Meet Michelle Stuckey-Wolford, the most wonderful wolf of the year

Life is a journey, an unpredictable roller coaster that takes us to and fro, from one adventure to the next. On our journey we discover ourselves and who we are, and in the process we often find that our passions, dreams, and desires touch people's lives in ways unimaginable. Being that this is the season of joy and wonder, it’s fitting that we’ll be meeting a rather unique business that definitely brings the wonder.

Stuckey-Wolford came to Port Huron by way of New York City.Wonder is defined as a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, a feeling caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Michelle Stuckey-Wolford, owner and event entertainer of Wonder Wolf Entertainment in Port Huron, has been bringing smiles and wonder to children all over with her face painting, balloon animals, and more since the fall of 2019.

“The name came to me in the middle of the night,” Stuckey-Wolford says. “I just found the word wonder to be really exciting and it's something that, when people see my work or they see me in costume, I want them to feel wonder.”

Wonder Wolf Entertainment provides event entertainment for children, appearing at birthday parties and the like. Some of the services provided include themed parties such as fairy-, unicorn-, and ballerina-inspired designs, face painting, balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, games, balloon decor, and candy cup party favors. Stuckey-Wolford also dresses up in costume, bringing even more wonder to the little ones. Costumes include a live mermaid, Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen, and many more.

“Really anything that you’re looking for, I can probably create,” Stuckey-Wolford says.

Currently residing in Port Huron, Stuckey-Wolford is originally from New York City, where she was a professional dancer doing event entertainment on the side. After moving to Port Huron, she needed a new way to make a living for herself and started to put her plan in action.

“I came here and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, and then I realized there was a market for doing face-paint, and balloons and entertainment. I started to get some work and got busy laying the foundation for Wonder Wolf Entertainment, and then Covid hit. I started doing lots of virtual events and hung on to a lot of my clients,” she says.

Since moving to Port Huron, Stuckey-Wolford has started up a successful business and has worked in collaboration with familiar names and organizations in the area such as the Port Huron Museum and UNLABEL’d. Currently, you can find her work at Foundry, where they are having a Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Walk on Friday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 12. Wonder Wolf Entertainment used 3,000 white balloons in the set up for this event.

Covid may have slowed her down for a little while, but Stuckey-Wolford is back in action.

“We are back to being busy again and I love it.”

Read more articles by Harold Powell.

Harold Powell is the Community Correspondent for The Keel and owner of Phantom Pen Media offering multimedia services to individuals and organizations across the Blue Water Area. He is a current board member for the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and the most recent Chamber Choice recipient at the Eddy Awards. Harold is an avid volunteer for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area as well as Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring and in his spare time, enjoys spending time with his son, writing and listening to music, playing video games, and not folding laundry.