Elected June 2010
NOLS Courses: 1997 Rock Climbing, 2010 23-and-Over Brooks Range Backpacking
Michelle is a native of Marin County, California. In 1993, she graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. In 1997, she obtained a JD from University of San Francisco Law School. After law school, Michelle worked as an assistant district attorney for the County of Contra Costa doing criminal prosecution and trial work. She then went to work with her family’s theatre business, Century Theatres, as in- house counsel. In this position, she practiced both real estate transactional law, defense litigation, and dealt with a broad range of legal issues. Michelle is currently an active volunteer at her children’s school.
In 2001, Michelle became a full-time mom. She has three children, Edward, Roan, and Eve. Michelle loves to spend time outdoors hiking, running, and swimming. She also enjoys traveling with her family and for NOLS. Recent trips include Telluride, CO, Hawaii, Vermont, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bend, Oregon, London, Florence, Paris, Amsterdam, and most recently, Fairbanks, Alaska, where she participated in a NOLS Brooks Range Backpacking course. Michelle served as a member of the NOLS Advisory Council from 2006–2010.