Specializes in: Photography, Human Trafficking, Kidnapping & Missing Children, Health/Wellness, LGBT, and Women in Business
Michelle was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and had lived in Los Angeles, CA over fifteen years until moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. Known to many in Southern California as the founder of the Foothill Arthritis Connection, Michelle has over 20 years experience in event production, fundraising, non-profit management, and media communications. Michelle holds a communication’s degree and has applied her education and expertise to helping businesses and organizations obtain visibility through the media, community relations, and the Internet.
Michelle has sat on numerous boards of directors including the American Cancer Society, Soroptimist, Azusa Chamber of Commerce, and the National Fibromyalgia Association. Michelle has been an Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, the chairperson of the Human Trafficking Seminar in Irwindale, CA, the publicity chairperson for the annual Human Trafficking forum in Clark County Washington, she serves on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Advisory Board for Take25, and she is trained on Human Trafficking through CASE and Gems.
Michelle is a publicist and owner of a national marketing and public relations corporation, Helping Heroes, which has taken a different path from traditional clients to helping families of missing children keep their child’s face and case visible through national media outlets including HLN’s Nancy Grace Show, “Issues” with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN, Fox News, Cnn’s Larry King Live, and People Magazine to name a few. She is also the host of “Voices for Justice” and is a member of Soroptimist International, NCLR and Society of Professional Journalists.
Last updated: 10/18/2016 ()