Michele hails from San Francisco, where she studied English for four years. She gained a passion for patient care through the field of dentistry, where she worked as an administrative assistant and later managed a small office. Michele and her husband, Francisco, moved to Portland after falling in love with the people, the architecture and the atmosphere of the city. Her favorite part of staffing the front desk is greeting many different patients throughout the day and making them feel welcome. Her passions include reading, travelling and watching a new film every night. However, she spends most of her free time playing with her small cat named Zucchini and an even smaller cat named Algorithm.