Michele began her nursing career in 1983 and was a med/surg and neuro/ortho nurse until about 2003. She began her reflexology education in 2007. Her interest in reflexology began after taking a course at the local high school extension. After the first session, she practiced on her spouse, and after working on the sinus reflexes, he began to immediately sniff and sneeze and she was hooked! She continued her education at the School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology in Illinois, and the International Institute of Reflexology. She currently has a small practice, became an ARCB board-certified reflexologist in 2016, and is working with other Illinois reflexologists to revive the state association.
Michele views RAA as an amazing organization that brings reflexologists from across the country together. Michele would love to see involvement in the organization increase – not just in numbers, but also in participation among members.