Michelle earned a B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of Arkansas, her first Master's is in Management, and she is currently an enrolled student in her 2nd Masters in Psychology. Additionally, she has over 12 years of social service, residential treatment, education and facilitation on the disease of chemical addiction, independent provider for the ATR grant, detoxification unit skills, adolescent addictions, federal and state prevention and practical application grant experience and project management. Michelle has continued to be involved in the development of a proactive empowerment program and system of person centered therapy., which has become the foundation for Transitional Housing's collaborative approach to empowerment. During and since her tenure in the field of addiction, Michelle has developed a comprehensive network of personal and professional contacts with key community leaders.