Michele handles the business side of the leadership training programs. She coordinates logistics for all off-site training facilities, manages accounts payable, and develops and monitors program budgets. She also provides administrative support to the leadership program director.
Michele earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in communications, from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After 10 years of accounting experience at a large insurance company in Minneapolis, she and her family moved back to Grand Rapids, and Michele spent six years in administrative support roles with ISD #318 and with the Harris Town Board. Michele joined the Blandin Foundation in April 2008.