Michelle grew up in Denver and graduated from East High School. She attended Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington where she received a degree in Recreational Therapy for Incarcerated Youth. She spent years outside of the United States and Colorado doing various jobs until she found veterinary medicine. After volunteering for a mobile spay and neuter clinic in Quito, Ecuador and acquiring her goofy street dog Rico she decided to return to Colorado. She attended Bel-Rea in Aurora and became a Certified Veterinary Technician.
She started her career working in emergency at a clinic in Boulder, and then moved to Los Angeles where she worked in radiation therapy, medical oncology and emergency. Working there she came in contact with an oncologist who asked her to assist her with end-of-life care in patients homes. It was there that she fell in love with the beautiful process of helping pets pass peacefully in their homes and the unique stories she got to hear about the human-animal bond.
Michelle returned to Colorado in 2019 where she worked in cardiology before joining Caring Pathways. She is very excited to be back working in end-of-life care.
Michelle lives with her partner Dhruv in Denver and their two dogs Rico and Astro. She enjoys being outside, boxing, traveling, being with her family, stealing Dhruv’s sweatpants and volunteering at The Gathering Place in Denver