Michele has a background in start-ups and non-profit management. Currently, she oversees grant management at Voqal which works to support nonprofit organizations and individuals using technology and media to advance social equity. Previously, as Operations Manager for the Colorado Health Institute, she was responsible for building and overseeing the fiscal management and the overall operations from the start-up phase through their growth into an organization with a $2 million budget and over 20 employees. Michele graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Marketing and International Business. When not working, Michele is the ring master of a three ring circus that features her three sons. She loves live music and spending time outdoors with family and friends.