2 time Winter Olympian Michelle, was the first Australian woman to compete in the event of Skeleton at the Olympics. Following a 10 year career in the sport Michelle retired in 2014 and now lives in Brisbane with her husband and 2 daughters.Michelle transferred into the sport of skeleton in 2004 at the age of 18 from Surf Life Saving and Gymnastics. Her first overseas experience was in Calgary with a team of Aussie girls learning to slide skeleton tracks. Michelle then followed the world cup circuit each northern hemisphere winter for 10 years. She spent a lot of time in Europe and North America, also raced in Japan and Russia.