Prior to founding The Drama Class, Michele was an actor for 10 years, then went into casting, produced short films, a feature film, video games and commercials. She has owned and operated several successful businesses including three well-known acting schools for all ages.
Michele has been teaching acting, public speaking and improv for 25 years. She has sat on several judging panels including the Leos Awards, Vancouver Web Fest and The Joey Awards among others. Michele has also been on several boards.
She has won business awards from the Ocean Park Business Association, The Peace Arch News and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, Michele co-founded PACA (Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance) to help spread the word about the performing arts.
Currently Michele is chair of the City of White Rock's Arts and Cultural Advisory committee for a two-year term.