- Thursday, May 21, 2020
- 12:10 – 12:45 pm
Michelle has spent the past twelve years working for the Watershed Research and Training Center (The Watershed Center) in her hometown, Hayfork, CA. She has worked for the organization in a variety of capacities beginning in a program support role and advancing to Partnerships and Development Coordinator, then Program Manager, Program Director, and most recently, Deputy Director of the organization.
As Deputy Director, Michelle is focused on strategy development. She also continues to serve as the Director for the national Fire Adapted Communities Network (FAC Net) with her partners at The Nature Conservancy. Michelle manages the strategic direction of the FAC Net, acts as a liaison in the network (directly coaching member communities throughout the U.S. to improve their wildfire resilience) and specializes in helping design and launch peer learning and action networks to address community wildfire resilience issues.
A graduate of Humboldt State University, Michelle’s previous work includes coordinating networks of environmental educators and rural communities, and providing communications and development services to non-profits.