Originally from Sun Valley, Idaho, Michele has spent the last 4 years in Salt Lake City as the Head Distance Swim Coach at the University of Utah. A former Division I swimmer for the University of Denver, Michele's swimming accomplishments include NCAA Academic All-American, Team Captain, MVP, World Championships Trials qualifier, US National Open Water qualifier, and multi-time school record holder. Her passion for the sport of swimming led her to becoming a graduate assistant swim coach at the University of North Texas where she got her Masters in Higher Education and decided to pursue coaching as a career. In 2013, she accepted a coaching job with the Utes and has recently been heavily involved with USA Swimming Open Water.
When she is not coaching, Michele spends as much time as she can playing in the mountains. Whether it's snowboarding, touring, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, swimming, or trail running, Michele makes it her mission to continuously challenge herself. Doing all of the above with her amazing group of friends and family makes her the happiest (and of course coming home at night to her cat, Miko). Her newest endeavor is training and competing in XTERRA triathlons and she is looking forward to working with multi-sport athletes
Michele's signature class, Sports Conditioning, allows her to pull her background as a collegiate athlete and combine it with a fun and challenging atmosphere. This total body workout leaves her students sweaty and smiling!