Michelle was born in London and then lived in Bedfordshire where she brought up her children. She worked in schools as a Family Worker, where she supported families and their children by engaging parents/carers in their children’s learning. She then embarked on starting her own business as a Parenting Practitioner and commissioned work. Michelle built a good professional relationship with a number of schools and organisations, across the borough and further afield. Michelle gained her Teaching Foundation Certificate and a Master’s in Public Policy with Children and Adolescents.
Michelle had the opportunity to visit Jamie’s Farm when supporting some young people for a week residential; the ethos and approach of the farm and its staff was a moment that changed her life so she joined as Therapy Coordinator at Monmouth two years later.