After initially training in Structural and Civil Engineering from 1988 her work also started to cover Architectural and Interior projects before in 1992 starting her own Architectural Design company in the UK.
Following a move to the USA in 1999 until 2001 she gained knowledge and developed contacts working on multiple projects within the USA, Canada and China, including large new residences, museums and museum exhibits.
In 2001 Michelle relocated to New Zealand and established her own business in the South Island working on numerous projects including many new private residences, a new School Gym, Hotels and Rest Homes. While in New Zealand, Michelle was part of a team who worked closely with the charity Habitat for Humanity and built a house for a family in six weeks organising help from 200 women most of whom had no previous building experience.
Michelle returned to the UK and in 2006 established Greenstone Design Ltd, combining her design passion and construction knowledge from around the globe to be able to provide her clients with a multi-disciplined practice that is now Greenstone Design.
Michelle is the former Chair of Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre & Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre. Former Vice Chair of Halifax Opportunities Trust.