Michelle started working at Ghirardo CPA in January 2014, and is currently working on her CPA license. Prior to coming on board with GCPA, she had 14 years of experience as a bookkeeper. Born and raised in Loleta, California, Michelle moved to Sonoma County at the age of 17 to attend Empire Business College for certification as a legal secretary.

After home schooling her three boys for ten years, Michelle went back to school to pursue her accounting degree. Juggling full-time schedules for both school and work, she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Rosa Junior College in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Sonoma State University in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running, dancing, camping, and traveling.