Born and raised in Burlington and (then-rural) Colchester, Michele grew up always choosing to be outdoors over inside. A serious sailor through her twenties, hiking and skiing took over with her two sons and their many friends. After graduating from UVM and Vermont Law School, Michele practiced law, did consulting work, and served in the Vermont House for four terms until 2014, representing South Burlington. After being in office, she spent three years working under two Commissioners doing workforce policy, and another two-plus years working part-time with the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, advancing ESOPs and worker cooperatives in Vermont. Michele lives in South Burlington and is recently retired. She now skiis (all kinds), hikes, and boats more than ever, including co-leading two Women of UVM A-level hikes in the past two years. Michele has been a devoted Green Mountain Club member for many years and considers it a privilege to bring her knowledge of Vermont government, as well as her experience with numerous boards, to the Club.