Michele has lived in Erie, PA her entire life. She attended both Erie Public Schools and parochial schools in the city of Erie. She graduated from the parochial system in Millcreek Township, a suburb of Erie.
She is currently the store manager for Colleys Pools & Spas and has been for nearly 20 years in charge of employees, inventory and customer service. Prior to her employment at Colleys, she was the office manager for EBCO Park where she ran the office and showed available rental properties. Michele was a partner at Presque Isle Ceramics and was the active manager on site.
Michele has been an active volunteer for numerous organizations including the PTA, A Hand Up ERIE, The American Red Cross and Erie Night To Shine by The Tim Tebow Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors for the McDowell Hockey Club.
Together with her husband Mark, she started A Hand Up ERIE in 2016 and was very active in getting it off the ground and operational. She looks forward to many years continuing the tradition of giving to those in need in the Erie area.