In June 2009, Michelle retired from the United States Marine Corps with 21 years on Active Duty. She was proud to serve her country and also proud of her career having served 10 years as an Enlisted Marine and 11 years as an Officer. She always had a love for crafts and being creative. Over the years Michelle has done countless weddings, baby showers and over the top birthday parties for family and friends.
After retirement, she opened a company named Maddycakes named after her daughter Madison. Maddycakes is a full service event coordination and decor design company that specializes in children’s parties. August 2009, she started the blog Maddycakes Muse to share all of her “muses” she either creates or finds. Maddycakes Muse features budget tips, craft projects and creative ideas that can be used for entertaining and parties. October 2010, Maddycakes opened a party location in beautiful downtown Historic Glendale.
Michelle’s ideas have been featured many times on Good Morning Arizona and Sonoran Living Live. Her company Maddycakes was featured on Fox 10. She is a featured contributor for several well respected online party resources. Michelle is also the party expert blogger for Mom’s Zone Phoenix. Michelle resides in Phoenix with her husband Eddie and their sweet 4 year old daughter, Madison and 2 year old dog, Zoe.