Michele is the owner of Michele Dawson Photography, specializing in portraits and events. She has lived in Phoenix with her husband and four children since 2007.
Prior to Michele's photography career, she spent seven years as a newspaper reporter and editor and then worked in corporate communications for five years.
After giving birth to her second child, she began freelance writing while being active in volunteering at her children’s schools ,and had two more children (twins). Her writing has appeared on Angie’s List, Popular Mechanics, Sacramento Business Journal, Realty Times, Smart Homeowner, Safewise, California Builder, among other publications and websites.
Michele joined the Board of Directors in 2015, inspired by PYBT's highly trained instructors, a nurturing peer atmosphere, inspiring artistic direction, and a professional production of The Nutcracker Suite each holiday season.