Michelle joined the Roaring Fork Conservancy in 2018. She is an attorney with the Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. in Aspen, Colorado, where she concentrates her practice in real estate and commercial litigation. Michelle grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and then attended Northwestern University, where she earned her degree in Environmental Sciences. Prior to going to law school, Michelle worked for 5 years in environmental advocacy and the non-profit sector. After attending law school at Loyola University of Chicago, Michelle started her legal career in Chicago, Illinois and several years later moved to the Roaring Fork Valley. Michelle resides in Basalt, Colorado.