Chair - Recreation Pillar
Michele has loved the great outdoors her entire life. The mountain living, endless hiking trails, and majestic views has made Heber Valley the perfect fit since 2016. She is a native of Oregon, graduating from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Michele and her husband, Scott, married in 1996 and have 1 son.
After college, Michele and her husband joined the U.S. Air Force. Moving 8 times during that military journey, she was still able to be an avid volunteer and held leadership positions in multiple Officer’s Spouses Clubs. Michele held various leadership positions, including Vice President and Scholarship Committee Chair. She managed the Air Force Base's thrift shop and led their very successful craft bazaar (equivalent in size our Swiss Days) for seven years. These volunteer efforts let to raising over $60,000 annually, given out in scholarships to military dependents.
Michele hit the ground running in her service efforts here in Heber Valley. She has served as the Wasatch County Citizens Corps Council’s (W4C) vice chairman, which oversees and gives guidance on emergency response efforts to volunteers in medical, radio operators, police, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). She also has been trained and serves as an active CERT member to aid the community in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Michele was specially selected by the Heber City mayor to serve on the inaugural Wasatch Open Space and Trails Committee. Additionally, she serves as a Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) and was awarded the VIPS of the Year Award for 2019 by the Heber City Police Department.
Michele and her family are excited to call Heber Valley home and are always looking for ways to serve and preserve this great community.