Michelle brings key governance experience to the Board thanks to her previous roles as Chair and Board Member of BYATA Backpacker Youth and Adventure Tourism Association and as CEO of AJ Hackett Bungy.
From a young age Michelle had a keen interest in snow sports and was fortunate enough to be coached and to compete in all alpine disciplines.
“From an early age I was exposed to the physical, environmental and social benefits that participation in snow sports brings. The emphasis on strength and endurance from a physical perspective established a strong platform of on going fitness as an essential part of daily life.
"The environmental aspect of accessing mountainous and wilderness areas helped me to develop a strong independence. From social aspects, snow sports introduced me to like-minded people from all walks of life, with a common goal and purpose to enjoy the outdoors in a sustainable and independent manner.”
Michelle's other interests include business mentoring, rugby, running, yoga, tennis, entertaining and travelling.
Michelle was elected to the Snow Sports NZ Board in October 2015.