Raised in a small farming community 50 miles west of Chicago and the youngest of nine kids, pitching in and helping other people became a huge part of Michelle’s DNA early on in life. Michelle relocated to the Bay Area in 2000 and has had a serendipitous career in Silicon Valley working with both private and public tech companies on organizational development and operational issues. With a focus on people as the central theme throughout her career journey, her lifelong passion remains in helping individuals and teams grow professionally as well as helping organizations navigate complex situations as they scale. True to her nature, she has learned over the years that she is happiest being a part of growth-stage companies alongside motivated, smart, ambitious, kind folks.
Michelle sits on the Board of Napa Humane and Ride Napa Valley, LLC. When she isn’t working, you can find Michelle in her happy place; sporting muck boots while working on a farm or in a garden, cooking with fellow “Napkins”, or trekking around the Napa Valley where she lives with her wild yet lovely pup, Romeo.