Michelle has been in the Insurance Industry for 25 years. Born and raised in Whittier, CA she attended St. Paul High School (Class of ‘89’). She then attended CSU Long Beach where she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and graduated in 1993 with a Business Finance Degree. Since obtaining her Insurance License in 1996 and her Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) Designation from the American College in 1998, she spent over a decade working in the Insurance Division for a national bank as well as several insurance carriers including New York Life and Aetna working with other brokers and employer groups as a Group Health Account Manager. Eventually bringing this extensive knowledge and expertise of Employee Benefits over to YLIS in 2009, Michelle has successfully helped create and currently co-manages the Benefits Department at YLIS with her continued focus on both large and small Employer Group Benefit needs.