Michelle has lived all over the Western United States and Canada, but now makes her home in a small, beachside town in Southern California and Arizona. When Michelle was married she spent her honeymoon exploring ancient ruins with her husband, whom she affectionately calls "The Bear"
Michelle spends about two hours each morning researching news stories for Archaeologica. "I do it first thing in the morning when I have my coffee, like others would read their local paper. The difference is I read the local paper after the archaeology news!
Michelle says her mother had a big influence on her. "My mother always had a love for the ancient Greek and Roman Empires. She would tell me stories from the mythologies from those civilizations. At a very early age, it was instilled in me to always look and research. Ancient civilizations and archaeology are constantly evolving. Yes, we know a large portion of what transpired by theory and conjecture, but what if there is a find out there that could answer most of our questions, if not everything?"