Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 28 years. After serving as Director of Sales with a major media and entertainment entity, Michelle began working directly with locally owned businesses creating marketing and advertising strategies.

A University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Michelle also obtained a Masters of Education in 1991. She is also a graduate of both the Leadership Columbia and Leadership Charleston Chamber of Commerce programs. Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on numerous civic and charitable organizations: Palmetto Military Support Group Board Member (Secretary 2015-2017, President 2017-2019); Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Program 2011-2013; JBC Advisory Council 2014; Charleston Metro Chamber Total Resource Campaign Vice Chair and Ambassador; Special Olympics of The Lowcountry Volunteer Board Member, Marketing Chair; North Charleston Business Expo Planning Committee; Charleston Leaders Board of Directors, Secretary; Communities in Schools Chocolate Affair Planning Committee, Marketing Chair; Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Board Member.

Michelle lives in Stono Ferry Plantation, Hollywood, SC with her husband Rob and their dogs Gracie Kelly and Tupelo Honey.