Michelle was born and raised in Boise, ID. She graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2007 and earned her commission into the Air Force through ROTC the same year. During her active duty time, she was stationed at Nellis AFB, NV and Lackland AFB, TX. Michelle deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. She is currently a Air Force Reservist stationed at McConnell AFB, KS, where her husband, a KC 135 pilot, is also stationed. They have a busy 3-year-old son and a giant Goldendoodle puppy. Michelle is currently working as a PACU nurse at an outpatient surgery center in Wichita, KS, while also pursuing her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Saint Louis University in hopes of becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator.