Michele hails from San Francisco, California where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English Education. She gained a passion for patient care through the field of dentistry, where she started work as an administrative assistant, and later managed a small downtown office. She and her husband, Frankie, moved to Portland after falling in love with the people, the architecture and the atmosphere of the city. Her favorite part of coordinating the front desk is welcoming the variety of patients we see and chatting with them about restaurant recommendations. Her passions include reading, beachcombing, gardening, and visiting her family in Texas. She is a major film buff and tries to screen a new movie every night. However, most of her free time is dedicated to playing with her little cat named Zucchini and an even smaller kitty named Algorithm.