An experienced huntress, Michelle has pursued big game, upland birds and waterfowl throughout North America and Africa. Although Michelle loves to hunt and shoot (both rifle and bow), her biggest passion in life is sharing her love for the outdoors with others.
Michelle is an active volunteer for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Outdoor Skills Program. Her primary responsibilities with ODFW are serving as a shotgunning coach and dog handler/guide for ODFW’s upland bird hunting clinics. She is a current member of a number of national conservation organizations, a life member of the National Rifle Association, and is a past director for the Southwest Washington chapter of Safari Club International. Additionally, Michelle is on staff with several outdoor companies promoting women’s hunting, including Próis Hunting & Field Apparel and HerCamoShop.
Michelle’s writings and photography have been published in a number of outdoor journals including On Target, The Gun Dog Journal, The Shooting Channel and African Hunting Gazette. Michelle has also been a repeat contributing guest on “Outdoor GPS,” a live hunting and fishing television program broadcast on Comcast SportsNet NW.
Michelle’s contributions to the hunting industry have led to nominations as a finalist for the 2011, and 2012 Próis Award, as well as the 2013 Extreme Huntress Award. Take caution, however, if Michelle invites you along on a hunt. Having been stalked by a cougar and attacked by a cheetah, she tends to live life a bit on the wild side.