Michelle moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Austin 12 years ago. After moving to Austin, Michelle purchased her first home. During the first-time home buying process, Michelle quickly came to understand the importance of working with a knowledgeable realtor who knows the area well. Michelle has made it her mission to become an expert in the Austin Real estate market so that she may use that knowledge to negotiate the best Real Estate options for her clients. Before becoming a Realtor, Michelle worked as an Insurance Agent for 15 years. During that time Michelle advocated on behalf of her clients, helping them to asses risk and select coverage. Michelle always puts her client's needs first and it is important to her that her clients have the best advocacy and expertise available when buying and selling. Michelle holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and real estate designations targeted toward helping her clients through the home buying and selling process. Her designations and certifications include Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Military Relocation Specialist, New Home Construction, Pricing Strategy Advisor, Real Estate Negotiation Expert, and Senior Relocation Specialist. Michelle volunteers as a Court Appointed Child Advocate for CASA Travis County. CASA Volunteers advocate for needs of children who are in the Travis county child protective custody system. Michelle also enjoys physical fitness and spending time with her dogs.