Michelle began coaching over 7 years ago for Tiny Troops Soccer when it was Little Strikers Okinawa. When the program moved stateside, she was the first Coach for Tiny Troops at Camp Pendleton MCB. She has been a Coach, Site Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant. She has now settled into her role as the Assistant Director of the program. Michelle has her B.S. in Sociology & Criminal Justice from Southern Connecticut State University, where she also played on the Field Hockey team. She is a certified Kickboxing Instructor and certified Youth Fitness Specialist. She has coached field hockey, soccer, and girls lacrosse on and off for 20 years. She has been playing soccer since she was very young and continues to play in adult leagues when she gets a chance. She has been married to her active duty Marine for 19 years. They have 3 very active, soccer-playing children and 1 dog.