Michele joined GOCO in 2015 as the Open Space Program Manager after practicing law for 10 years with the Denver Water Board, where she focused on real property and transactional matters. In 2018, Michele became the Manager of Program Operations, overseeing the administration of all of GOCO’s competitive grant programs and the management of their respective grants. She serves on the steering committees of the Colorado Open Space Alliance and the Conservation Futures Project. Michele lives in Aurora with her husband and two children. Together, they love to hike, camp, ski, stand-up paddleboard, and travel around Colorado.