Michelle attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design.
She began her advertising career at the storied agency, Hal Riney & Partners where she worked on brands such as Subway, Budget Rent A Car, Rotary International, Whirlpool, Charbroil, Principal Financial Group and Freshlook ColorBlends.
After a few name changes, Hal Riney shuttered its doors in Chicago and Michelle found herself walking the hallowed halls of Cramer-Krasselt. There, she worked on fully-integrated campaigns for national brands such as Corona, AirTran Airways, Porsche, Hyatt, Sealy, Edward Jones, Panera, Smart Ones, Heinz and Ore-Ida.
When not working, she directs an adorable 6-year-old and indulges his obsession for water cribs, water tanks and trains.