Michelle convocated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and has served as a social worker and correctional officer since that time. Michelle’s beloved career in Corrections ended abruptly with a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD/OSI), compounded by other serious medical conditions requiring surgery and a painful recovery.
She has also worked as mental health therapist/counsellor and a dedicated facilitator of programs on several First Nations communities for the past 25+ years. Michelle has been a peer group support leader for six years, co-founder of the River Valley Resilience Retreat, Peer Group Training – Peer Support Group, and Canadian Walk for Veterans, Saskatchewan Team Leader for the past two years.
Throughout her challenging personal and professional experiences, she has committed her life’s work to service and charity, advocating for our first responders and public safety personnel.
Michelle is mother to three adult children and enjoys singing.