Michelle likes to think of herself as a badass with a kind heart & a quick smile, especially when talking in the third person. She is currently the Director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

Raised in Vermont, at 19 Michelle packed a car and drove west, first living in Olympia, Wa before heading to Portland in 2001 where she learned the fine arts of putting birds on things, stomping through puddles and drinking a mighty fine cup of coffee. After 14 years in the Pacific Northwest, Michelle returned to her home state of Vermont in the summer of 2013. She currently lives in works in North Adams, MA.

In addition to curating, painting, drawing and sewing paint chips, Michelle likes to bake gluten-free bread, teach art to children, knit, dance, read art theory and spend afternoons sitting in the sun thinking.