With a BA in Creative Writing, Michelle has always had a passion for telling a story. When she graduated from UNCW, the job market was scarce so she pursued her other love, photography. Michelle managed a photography studio for 3 years before starting her own company, M&M Photography. As luck would have it, one of her clients worked for the Charlotte Observer and asked Michelle to join her team in launching their new mom website.
During this time, Michelle had a baby and after learning some disturbing things about J&J baby shampoo, she began researching children’s products and eventually family products. Michelle then began Mkokopelli as a side project to document all of the things she was learning and to share her knowledge with other concerned parents.
Mkokopelli led Michelle down many exciting roads as she got to work with amazing companies and organizations. She also started freelancing for several eco-friendly companies including Inhabitots, Franklin Goose, Earth Mama Angel Baby, The Baby Grocery Store, Juice Beauty, rocklovepeace, and Sacred Pregnancy. Michelle is currently a YoGetter for Stonyfield and freelances for a multi-billion dollar real estate company.
When not writing, Michelle enjoys video editing, photo journalism, graphic design, nature, poetry, reading, and adult coloring. Michelle lives in NC with her husband, 4 children and French bulldog Mazzy.