Michelle joined The Foundation as executive director in March 2020. A graduate of Sidney High School who spent most of her childhood living in Piqua, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in journalism from Indiana University. She began her career at a daily newspaper in Colorado as a photographer and features writer, and later served as the editor. She transitioned into marketing, public relations and nonprofit management roles in the health care, early childhood development and economic development fields. After many years in Colorado and a stint at a statewide University of Kentucky-affiliated nonprofit, Michelle is excited to be back at home near family.
Michelle enjoys photography, gardening and writing. She looks forward to becoming a hobby farmer and becoming involved in local organizations with missions close to her heart.