Michelle grew up in Atlanta, where she was active in her synagogue- attending Hebrew School until the age of 17 (thanks, Mom!), reading Torah, and even teaching Hebrew School. She was also very involved in BBYO and spent 15 summers at Camp Barney Medintz. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she worked for Hillel at the University of North Carolina for three years, followed by five years at Camp Twin Lakes in Atlanta. Michelle has an MBA from Georgia State University, and has taught herself the arts of hamentashen-making and challah-baking. She also firmly believes that anything in life can be related to an episode of "Friends." Michelle is wife to Rich, dog-mom to Max, and BBYO advisor to many. And the most recent addition to her resume: mother of Dylan.
If you'd like to get more involved with The Sixth Point, or if you just want to chat over a cup of coffee, please feel free to contact Michelle!
CEO (Chief Everything Officer)
Monique is originally from Bexley (Columbus) Ohio and, despite being fairly nomadic, has found a way to be involved in the Jewish Community wherever she lived. After her leadership involvement with BBYO, Monique was recognized by Miami University Hillel for her work in Community Enhancement as an undergrad. Upon graduating (with degrees in Piano Performance, Russian, and French), Monique sought out to live in “a warm place with lots of Jews.” Her dreams came true when she became the JCSC Fellow for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach in Boca Raton, Florida.
After moving to Las Vegas to pursue her Master’s degree in Piano Performance at UNLV, Monique became the Hillel Las Vegas Director and earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She then moved to San Francisco where she served as the Program Coordinator for JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, while also living in the SF Moishe House.
Monique moved back to Las Vegas to earn her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and when the opportunity arose to move to Atlanta, she took it! She discovered The Sixth Point within a month of moving and hasn’t looked back.
When Monique isn't "Jewin' it up" she enjoys being active outdoors, seeing the world, and being a foodie. Feel free to contact Monique here!
It takes a village!
Our board of directors (a.k.a. Team Visionary) is dedicated to the success and continuity of The Sixth Point, and we couldn’t do it without them. Click on any board member’s name to learn more about them.
In addition to our board of directors, we are also lucky to have a team of volunteers who make up our essential committees: events, marketing, fundraising, and engagement. If you're interested in getting involved with a committee, contact Monique to learn more.