Michele was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where her love for animals was encouraged by her maternal grandfather. She moved to Phoenix in 1994, escaping the very cold and snowy winters.
Since moving, Michele has been involved in rescue, performing many tasks such as dog walking, adoptions, conducting humane education, mentoring, and fostering. She has always had a soft spot for giant breed dogs and senior pets who were overlooked simply because of their age.
Michele works in global financial crimes compliance, and enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and pets. She is excited to work with all of the selfless volunteers at Forever Loved and looks forward to working with her fellow board members to help create a lasting legacy for senior pets.