After completing NAIT's Office and Records Administration program in 2003 and Medical Transcription program in 2004, Michel joined the University of Alberta's support staff team. In 2005, Michel began working in the Division of Rheumatology where she worked closely with all the physicians, including Dr. W. Maksymowych. After 5 years as a medical secretary, she assumed responsibility for co-ordinating the first Divisional Rheumatology Triage service. This has now been operating successfully for the past 3 years.
Michel is currently the office manager at CaRE Arthritis Ltd. She maintains office operations to ensure everything runs smoothly. Her responsibilities include taking minutes, payroll, site payments, bookkeeping, flow of correspondence, filing, personnel record keeping, and preparing and coordinating conferences and meetings. Her specific interests include travelling, reading, cooking, exercising, and taking her Shih Tzu to the dog park.