Born in Pasadena, Michelle grew-up West Covina and spent more than 20-years working professionally as banker.  With two-years of sobriety, she decided to change her personal and professional life for the better and joined the Casa team as a House Manager and Program Assistant in 2012.  Casa has provided her with real-world education, “I learned more at Casa about life than I did during any other time in my whole life. I have learned about true honesty, dishonesty, sadness and happiness!” Her years at Casa have also provided her with a new professional direction. She has dedicated her life to the treatment field and is currently taking additional classes to move forward in her career. “Just to know I may make a difference in someone’s life is a better feeling than anything else I have experienced.”