Michelle trained in Cohort 3 and integrated forest therapy into her nonprofit organization, The Resiliency Institute, that empowers people to live, grow and build resilient lives, landscapes and communities. TRI offers year long courses in foraging, herbalism, and permaculture; forest therapy walks, garden tours, and grows food security throughout communities by designing and installing edible forest gardens & fruit tree guilds on public land. Michelle has a long history of holistic living and program management. She was the Social Media Director for LIFT Marketing Group, Program Director for Illinois Solar Energy Association, Project Manager for Seven Generations Ahead, Zero Waste Consultant, Assistant Program Manager for the award winning City of Naperville Renewable Energy Program, and owner of Bliss Essentials. She holds certificates as a Forest Therapy Guide, Permaculture Designer, Herbalist, Forager, Youth Yoga Instructor, and Registered Aromatherapist.