Michelle joined the Liberty Prairie Foundation in September 2014 and leads the accounting and human resource functions. She received her B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University and later obtained the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) certifications. Michelle has significant accounting experience, spending the early part of her career at Allstate and Morgan Stanley in an Internal Audit role focusing on internal controls, compliance, and process improvements.
Seeking a change and a job that made her soul feel good, Michelle decided to try her hand at entrepreneurship. With the help of her husband, Michelle worked to open and operate a local family friendly business, Stay 2 Play & Café. Despite their best efforts at keeping this dream alive, the universe had another plan and Stay 2 Play closed in the spring of 2014.
Michelle works for the Liberty Prairie Foundation in a part-time capacity where she enjoys the view of community gardens, restored prairie, and Prairie Crossing’s Sanctuary Pond from her office window. She also works part time at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce as a bookkeeper and volunteers her time as a Team Manager for the Warren Township Poms Team.
Michelle currently resides in Gurnee with her husband and their four children. She spends her “free” time playing volleyball, taking walks, bargain shopping, and planning their next family vacation.
Michelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-548-4062 x25. Her office is located in the Yellow Farmhouse.