Michelle grew up in Taupo with a passion for farming, she worked in one of NZ’s first embryo farms.

She moved to Great Barrier 33 years ago where her and her husband run a Building Company. Her and John have 4 boys. Michelle has always been a great community volunteer. For many years she has helped at playcentre, coached soccer, netball and dancing in the schools and has also been a fitness instructor.
Her emergency packs are popular with the Aotea Health Centre.
When Michelle turned 50 she felt like a change of life. She loves music and plays whatever makes her feel positive and happy.