Bachelor, Binghamton University, New York, 1988. MPS, Cornell University, 1992.
President Courtney Consultant, Binghamton, since 1992. Director community relations City of Binghamton, 1993-1996. Community coordinator Gannett Foundation and PEW Charitable Trusts, Binghamton, 1996-1999.
Communications and media relations officer The Johnson School, Cornell University, 1999-2000. Director communications and media relations Wells College, Aurora, New York, since 2000. Consultant Chase, International Business Machines Corporation, Universal Instruments, Cornell University.
Vice chair public relations, board directors United Way of Broome City, Vestal, 1997-2000. Board directors 21st & Wells, Aurora, New York, 1990-1992. Chair Partnership for Peace, Broome City, New York, 1995-1996.
Fundraiser The United Way, Broome City, 1994-1999. Critical incidence stress debriefer CISD National, since 1994. Board directors Discovery Center Children's Museum, 1994-1996.
Advisory member Historic Ithaca, since 2001, marketing committee since 2001. Elderperson, Common Council, City of Ithaca, since 2004. City councilwoman, alderwoman, alternate acting mayor City of Itaca.
Board directors History Center, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Southside Community Center, Tompkins County United Way, Human Services Coalition, since 2004. Member Broome City Performing Arts (veterans arena 1998-2000).
Michelle married to Robert Wesley Lofthouse.