Michelle serves on the Board of Directors at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Her culinary background includes experience as a professional chef in various restaurants throughout the Southeast U.S., including her familyís Italian restaurant in Charlotte, NC.
Michelle is the Public Information Officer at the California Department of Rehabilitation. She began her public service career for the State of California in October 2008 as a Change Management Analyst in the Strategic Management Services Division at CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Previously, she worked in the private sector, most recently the Interactive Media division of The Sacramento Bee newspaper.
Prior to managing Web projects at The Bee, Michelle designed political and advocacy campaigns in California and throughout the coal mining region of West Virginia and Kentucky. Michelle earned a Bachelorís degree in psychology from Appalachian State University.