“Always bet on black orange”


Current Occupation:
Spreadsheet Master, Office organiser and go-to person
Dream Job: Social sport player or travel writer (and photographer)
Passions: Good food and wine, photography, exploring new places, hiking
Ambitions: Become the best paddler I can; represent Australia in a sport; travel to as many countries as possible and remain fit and healthy
Claim to Fame/Infamy:
Elbowing John Howard out of the way in the pursuit of a sausage roll

Favourite Stuff

Food: Cheese – any type, preferably accompanied by a glass of red wine (see below)
Drinks: Red wine, ginger beer, warm lemon lime and vanilla protein recovery drink
Movies/Books/Music: Shawshank Redemption, Motorcycle Diaries, Little Miss Sunshine, Love Actually/Good Food Guide/anything my “in-tune” Gen Y brother gives me
Super Hero or Villian: Batman!!

PDs Stuff

PD Member Since: July 2007
How I Got Into Paddling: Was convinced by Juls to join a sports crew after enjoying corporate DB
Favourite PD Moment: Womens 500m final at Penang
Three words to describe PDs: Passionate, inspirational and FUN
How Other PDs Describe Michelle: Generous, committed, funny, happy-go-lucky, The Smiling Assassin, Always has a big happy smile, lean mean paddling machine, smiley, top boat racer on and off the water, tall, long, lean ;o) Seriously: determined, dedicated, fit with a sweet nature and a beautiful smile. Penang Boat-Race Champion, Gutsy, gorgeous, Fab chick, super athletic, teamy, cool Vespa rider (altho am not sure it’s exactly a Vespa, that she rides to paddling?) Lean power, can do anything with a smile, spreadsheet guru, amazing athlete, super team member, always positive, driven, supportive, loyal
Favourite PD Photo Gallery Pic:

Other Stuff

Role Models, Heroes & Heroines: Those around me in everyday life that do extraordinary things
When not paddling most likely to be found: Exploring Sydney for good cafes or lying in Centennial Park reading the paper
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner:
Superstitions (Paddling or Otherwise): Hmmm… I’€™m never organised enough to do something consistently