After getting her Bachelor of Education degree (with Honours) from the University of Alberta and teaching for three years, Michelle’s formal film training began in 1990 at the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada working with NFB’s Oscar award winning Studio D where she directed and produced her first documentary “Return Home” following up with the emotionally raw “Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling”.
Michelle’s production credits cross all formats, from television movies of the week (MOW’s) to feature documentaries and arts performances. Recent credits include business affairs consultant on the theatrical features “El Chicano, “Come True” and on the television movie “Global Meltdown”. Past MOWs include Co-Executive Producer on “Surviving Love’ (CBS), “Into the West” (TNT/Dreamworks)and “Little House on the Prairie”. Over the past decade, Michelle expanded her experience in lifestyle programming, music and live events while working on shows such as the Canadian Country Music Awards (CBC/CMT), Ice Racer Showdown (CMT), Balletlujah (CBC) and the feature length documentary “Legend of a Warrior”(NFB).
Michelle has served on a number of media arts organizations including The Quick Draw Animation Society, The Fairy Tales Society, and The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Michelle hopes one day to cook the perfect ‘Yorkshire pudding’.