SOE Award Recipient
2020 • Green & Social Entrepreneur •
“Never stop learning. Think deeply, often. Take time to create. Be true to yourself.”
Michelle is the founder of the Refill Shop in Ventura. The Refill Shoppe is an early pioneer in the zero-waste movement. As a result of her company’s commitment to conserve resources and prevent pollution The Refill Shop is a City of Ventura Certified Green Business and a Certified B Corporation meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and has the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
Her company’s ultimate purpose is to encourage and enable our community to live a more sustainable life by offering a simple solution to the single-use plastics used in the home.
Michelle credits her alternative lifestyle of growing up on a sailboat for 10 years, mucking around in the Everglades during summer conservancy camps, and having incredibly loving supportive parents for her inspiration and motivation. She loves learning, reading, music, ceramics, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.