Since moving to Anacortes in 1992 with her husband and four children, Michele has been an active community volunteer. She was founding president of both Mt. Erie Elementary and the Anacortes Middle School PTA’s. Involved in OARS since 1998 she has served as secretary and president. She was the assistant coach for the Venture Troop 4081 high school rowing team for 9 years helping them procure a 26’ longboat. Recently Michele led a successful fundraising effort for the Tommy Thompson Trestle repair. Currently she is active in the Anacortes Small Boat Center effort.