Michelle is a 30 year old boy-mama. She was a single mom of 12-year-old Noah until in early 2020, local Bakersfield humanitarian Blaine Hodge became her other half, with whom she now shares her second baby boy Landon. She has a wide variety of prior career experiences ranging from oil field admin, police dispatching, child protective services, and medical staff credentialing. She enjoys time with family & friends, going to concerts, being involved in church + community events, self care routines, hiking, working out, theme parks and adventures in general.
“Deep down, we all want to know what our purpose is. I believe what moves us and what helps mold us is the core of where our passion comes from. To know me closely is to know I didn’t come from a picture perfect mom + dad household, although I had a very caring family growing up and an independent mindset that kept me moving forward with strength & success. One of my biggest goals has always been helping others & advocating for at risk/underprivileged youth. I couldn’t be anymore proud to serve this community alongside the best team creating a new wave of social work. An organization that says “we see you, and we've got you” with compassion and humility. This is the kind of social work I’ve always wanted to pursue, and the type of impact I've dreamt of making for so long. Here’s to real change, real hope, and the realest people with the biggest hearts.”