Michelle was born in Truckee, CA and has been skiing since she was a one year old. She began racing competitively at the age of 6 and competed in the junior olympics at ages 13 and 14, before turning professional at the age of 15. Her career started off competing in Slopestyle and half pipe events at X Games, the US Open, and the Dew Tour. In recent years Michelle has directed her focus and attention to filming with the biggest ski film companies, traveling the world in search of perfect snow and big mountains.
While skiing is her profession, she is incredibly passionate about climbing, mountain biking, photography, writing, and being an active community member. In 2012 Michelle, along with three other professional skiers, started SAFE AS Women’s Avalanche Clinics. SAFE AS has reached over 200 women in Utah, California, and Washington, in their two years of existence, teaching them about critical avalanche and backcountry skills.