After completing her undergraduate training at Utah State University with a major in Pre-Med/Biology, Michelle attended Long Island University/The Brooklyn Hospital Center Physician Assistant Program in New York City. Despite her love for New York, its people and the valuable experience she gained while training there, she was happy to return home to Utah after graduation. She has been working for the Ogden Clinic with Dr. Van Christiansen since 1997. Michelle welcomes the long term relationships she can develop with patients while working in family practice. Michelle enjoys many recreational activities including volleyball, softball, boating, water skiing, and shopping (especially shopping!!). But most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.