After receiving her Bachelor of Education degree (with Honours) from the University of Alberta and working as a teacher for three years, Michelle began her formal film training at the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada working with the Oscar award winning Studio D where she directed and produced her first documentary Return Home, following up with the emotionally powerful Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling.
Michelle’s production credits cross all formats, from television movies to feature length documentaries, performing arts specials and features.
Her most recent credits include business affairs consultant on the theatrical features El Chicano, Come True and on the television movie Global Meltdown. Past television movie credits include Co-Executive Producer on Surviving Love (CBS), and the mini-series 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, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, and the Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association. Michelle hopes one day to cook the perfect ‘Yorkshire pudding’.