Michele has had a varied career: lawyer, mediator; middle management of a non-profit mental health service provider and teaching at the post-secondary level. Michele teaches social justice courses to social service worker students in a college program. Michele has also been an adjunct professor teaching business law, governance, conflict resolution and negotiation at the University of Waterloo. Michele has been a sole proprietor of her own businesses in law, mediation and team building and has also been a small business advisor for start-up businesses, including self-employment programs for youth and for persons with disabilities. Currently, Michele is self-employed as an Artist, Storyteller and Graphic Facilitator. Michele has facilitated group discussions by offering graphic recording on a range of topics from aboriginal visions for health care, poverty symposiums, improved race relations, Wellness, and diversity.
Michele is a visual artist and a storyteller. In addition to drawing urban scenes and musicians, Michele has a passion for outdoor sports . Michele prefers to walk or take the train when she needs to get someplace and is a strong supporter of eating locally farmed foods and of the Cambridge Farmers’ Market. Michele is the mother of three adult children.