Director of Strategic Initiatives
Michelle joins Opporutnity@Work as Director of Strategic Initiatives, working to launch and oversee the STARs Pathways Collective, a growing group of companies, philanthropists, workforce development organizations, and workers that build real solutions at every step of a STARs career journey. Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Michelle has had a diverse career across the gaming, sports footwear and apparel, energy efficiency and renewable energy industries facilitating strategic shifts, leading organizational design and change management efforts, defining and building brands, and standing up marketing and sales teams. She excels at bringing order to chaos, solidifying strategies and bringing teams along to turn them into action.
Michelle lives in Portland, OR with her husband, daughter and two cats. Outside of work, Michelle is happiest when traveling. When home she can most often be found playing with her daughter, in the great outdoors, baking, throwing dinner parties or taking on just one more house or garden project.