Michelle originally from New Zealand, came to the Gold Coast, Australia with the expectation to see the world. However Gold Coast does what it does and she fell in love with it, still being here to this day. Having a background in sales and marketing, Michelle has worked in many industries but in the last 20 years of her life the education sector. Coming to EIM from being the Marketing Coordinator at Study Gold Coast, progressing from Marketing Manager at EIM to General Manager then again to CEO in 2021. Michelle has a passion for education and honouring the original goals set out by Mr Bottrall. Michelle when she is not working away on beating the day before is a mum of one beautiful 10 year old, married to Mr Nick Bottrall, and the step mum to two very successful adult children, but can usually be found on the couch snuggling her fur baby Halen.