A wild upbringing has always led Michelle towards a creative path. After traveling to New York from Anchorage Alaska and graduating from Parsons school of Design in Women's Ready to Wear, she worked for several design companies including Ralph Lauren and Lane Bryant.
Always relying on her Native American heritage to inspire and influence her design process, Michelle's designs reflect a rich narrative of reaching from the past, and pulling into the present or what she calls, "Living In-Between".
Living in-between these two worlds, that of her ancestors, and of one that ventures into the metropolitan savvy dweller, has been an obsession that manifests in her accessories. The beauty of craft and handwork can be seen in each unique piece.