Michele is the Executive Director and part of the leadership team for Modern Recovery. Michele founded Modern Recovery to help support people long term in the recovery process. She has worked in treatment for over 17 years in many different capacities. Michele was born and raised on Long Island in New York. Michele’s own drug addiction and alcoholism has inspired her to help others. She ended up in treatment herself at the age of 18.
Michele surrendered immediately and started her own journey of recovery. She has been sober and active in recovery since January 24, 2000. After a few years of recovery, Michele pursued her degree in Counseling. Michele specialized in adolescents and young adults for 5 years. She also graduated from NAU and received her degree in Elementary Education. Michele taught 1st grade for 10 years but always missed helping others achieve long term recovery.
Michele left public education to enter back into the mental health and substance abuse treatment world. She saw a need for long term remote on call support for post discharge from a facility. Michele began Modern Recovery using a coaching model and has since grown it to what it is today; a full long term post discharge personalized program that includes: coaching, individual therapy, group work, and family support.
In her free time Michele enjoys spending time with her daughter, her husband, and their 3 dogs. She also loves yoga, hiking, and traveling. Michele loves being active and sharing the things that bring her joy and create positive mental health with others.