Michelle has been an athlete all of her life, however never ran track or cross-country. She always ran, but never seriously until about 2005 when her friend and fellow pacer Karen Morris convinced her to run a marathon. After the first one, she was hooked. Many marathons and half marathons later, Michelle is a member of the 50 State Marathon Club and her goal is to travel around and do a marathon in all 50 states.
Michelle helps coach one of the local middle school cross-country and track teams as well as an extreme winter running group through that middle school. Michelle has reached many of her own goals and now likes to pace to help others complete their goals, whether that is finishing their first marathon or achieving a PR. She enjoys meeting new runners and getting to know them through the pace groups and having fun while running a race.