Michelle specializes in technical and instructional documents in pharmaceutical research focused on technology, small business topics such as staffing and employee development, and essays in areas of personal interest.
Michelle's interests are in supporting the growth and understanding of smart technology, providing proper process documentation to drive optimization, and expressing challenges in small business, parenting, and health maintenance to build community and generate solutions.
Michelle's educational career at Clemson included graduating Magna Cum Laude as an R.F. Poole Scholar and member of the Honors College. While a full-time student, Michelle also worked in the cooperative education program with several companies on industrial engineering and computer science assignments. Michelle also participated extensively in arts extracurriculars through marching and symphonic band, show choir, and various elected local and national positions in her music fraternity.
Michelle was a full scholarship student in the School of Public Health at UNC. While pursuing her degree, she held a statistical analyst position with a doctor conducting cystic fibrosis research at UNC Hospitals, and also attended UNC Law School in her final year of education. She continued her involvement in the arts performing with an a cappella group and Carolina choir.
Michelle is an amateur health enthusiast who has given the "old college try" to nearly every program or fad available in the industry over the past 30 years. She was finally successful on a program recently, losing nearly 30 pounds and increasing her physical activity. She has discovered no magic bullets, but lots of evidence that programs built on physiological truths are the ones that win the day.
Michelle's work in the arena of kids and family is on a volunteer-only basis. But with one stepson (who has two step-children and two other children) and three other children of her own, this mother and grandmother - who is also dealing with aging parents and in-laws - has lots of experience to bring to the table.
Michelle's career has spanned more than two decades of helping her companies be on the cutting edge of development, standardization, and streamlining in biostatistics, late-stage trials, randomization and supplies management, and even sales operations, marketing and financial reporting. What she has seen companies struggle with, sink a ton of money into, even claim they have solved, yet still fall short on is tying together the big picture. She believes more than ever, with the way technology is evolving, that the company that takes a step back to truly get their systems and data integrated from the first contact with the client to last pill sold on patent will be differentiated in a way that no one else would be able to truly replicate for some time.
Michelle is a small business owner who has supported advertising on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more than five years. Her successful businesses range from salon services to furniture refinishing, and some of her work has included working with national marketing materials to create locally-focused content.