Michelle grew up in Irmo, South Carolina, but spent every summer and most Christmas vacations with her grandmother, Mimi, in Covington, Louisiana. Raised in the South, she’s been known to enjoy a bowl of hot, steaming grits, sip some sweet tea, and let a “y’all” slip out every now and then.

Michelle has been married to her very patient husband for more than half her life. They have a daughter who made them happy grandparents a few years ago. Michelle says “I had to upgrade my phone to have more space to hold all the pictures of my grandson!”