Michelle is a native Oregonian and has always known the Bend area is where she wanted to put down her roots. She graduated from OHSU in 2005 and practiced as an RN in labor/delivery and surgery. During her practice as an RN, she realized the joy of developing relationships with her patients and decided to pursue nursing further. In 2014, she graduated with her Master’s in Nursing from Kentucky Frontier Nursing University. “I look forward every day to nurturing lifelong relationships with individuals and families. I really enjoy partnering with and encouraging them to live a healthy life.” Michelle and her dog Charlie will often be found seeking adventure in hiking, backpacking, photography, camping and travel.