- Michelle was born and raised in Sioux City Iowa. She and her husband Jim have been married for 44 years, have
3 grown children and two granddaughters.
- She retired in 2016 after serving almost 20 years as the director of student health services for three
universities. Also retired in 2010 after serving 30 years in the Air Force Reserve, retiring at the rank of
- Michelle's hobbies include gardening (she's a Florida Master Gardener), sewing, and choral singing. She and her
husband have traveled extensively, and also enjoy sports and theater. Both have lived in South Florida since
2014 and really love it.