When Michelle was 14 years old she received a fortune cookie with the prolific message, "your love of music will be an important part of your life". On the back it had the word for "loser" in Chinese, 失败者 Shībài zhě... she will never forget it.
Michelle graduated from La Salle University with a BA in Marketing and PR. While in Philly, she started working for a local music magazine, called That Mag, who sent her to SXSW for her first time. It was there that she happened upon a showcase run by this crazy tribe of people who called themselves Atypical Beasts.