Commencing her career in international hotels and resorts in 1990, today Michelle brings a wealth of tourism, hospitality, events, caravan & camping, workforce development, vocational education & training and project management experience to Breakaway Tourism and has an extensive network of industry, corporate and government sector networks.
Michelle holds qualifications in Tourism; Tourist Park Management; Training & Assessment; and Business Marketing fields.
Examples of previous employers include: Hotels and Resorts in Japan and Malaysia; Joondalup Resort and Country Club; Yalgorup Eco Park; New Esplanade Hotel; Hospitality Group Training; Aspen Group (Resorts and Villages); and FutureNow Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council. Michelle has also worked as a business development contractor and relief general manager in a range of hospitality, tourism and lifestyle village operations across Australia.
Michelle's diverse list of clients includes proprietors such as tourist parks, tour operators, bars, restaurants, recreation attractions, lifestyle villages, property developers, registered training organisations, industry organisations, government agencies and partnering industry consultancies.
Michelle currently holds positions with the Peel Development Commission (Board Member); Mandurah & Peel Tourism Organisation (Board Member); and the Clubs Western Australia Awards for Excellence (Chair, Judging Panel). She is also a former WA and Australian Tourism Awards; and Australian Hotels Association Judge.
Michelle’s energy and commitment to the growth and development of the tourism, lifestyle and associated industries in Western Australia ensures a high quality of service delivery and assured client confidence.