Michelle is very excited to join the Rejuv family in making innovative strides in healthcare. She has always been interested in sports medicine, as she was an Athletic Trainer for 10 years before becoming a Physician Assistant in 1999. Having earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Psychology at South Dakota State University, she then earned a MA degree in Injury Aspects of Sports Psychology (Kinesiology) at the University of Minnesota, where she also worked for the Gopher Women’s Athletic Department. After working in Athletic Training at Slippery Rock University for 2 years in Pennsylvania, she then attended Augsburg College where she earned her Physician Assistant Certification. For the past 20 years she has lived in Little Falls, rounding out her medical experiences in both surgical orthopedics and in family practice as a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She is now excited to help her Rejuv patients manage their total healthcare needs in ways that fits their personal wellness goals.
Michelle is an avid recreational and fitness fan. She has run many triathlons and half marathons, but finds outdoor recreation her true passion. She loves to travel in search of find new locations to bike, hike, kayak, canoe or ski with her friends and family.
Her most important and loved job, however, is being an mom and wife. Together with her husband Doug, they carefully monitor their ever-changing calendar, provide taxi services and are a constant presence in the stands for their four kids sports, music and church activities.