Michele is a licensed Enrolled Agent and provides audit representation to individuals and business entities for The Blair Law Office.
Michele was born and raised in Kentucky, and attended Transylvania University under full merit scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Spanish Language and Literature with honors in May 2007. Michele relocated to Denver in 2007 to attend the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program where she was again awarded a full merit scholarship. As a graduate student, she was a team member on the programs’ national champion 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. In May 2008, she received her Masters of Taxation from DU.
In September 2008, Michele accepted a position with KPMG as a Tax Associate in their Federal Tax practice. During her time with KPMG, she prepared corporate, partnership, and state, local, and franchise income tax returns. She also worked with the firm’s Audit department. In 2009, she completed a rotation with the firm’s International Executive Services (IES) practice. During this time, Michele prepared individual inpatriate and expatriate income tax returns, hypothetical tax calculations, and individual tax equalization statements for the firm’s international clients. Her duties also included the preparation of correspondence for the resolution of tax disputes between the government and individual taxpayers. In addition, Michele also provided training to coworkers on Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) requirements for individual taxpayers.
Michele joined the Internal Revenue Service in February 2010 as an Internal Revenue Agent in their Small Business/Self-Employed Division. During her time as a Revenue Agent, she examined hundreds of Federal income tax returns for both individuals and businesses. Michele also completed individual and corporate examinations for the IRS’ National Research Program, and return preparer examinations for the Office of Professional Responsibility. She worked extensively with summonses and taught internal training on the IRS’ policies and procedures for summons issuance. Additionally, Michele prepared and served Inadequate Records Notices. Her experience as a Revenue Agent also led to her working closely with IRS Appeals and Collections. She referred cases to IRS Criminal Investigation and worked as a cooperating agent with CI and the U.S. Department of Justice. Her skills and experience led to her being selected to provide expert assistance to IRS Chief Counsel on cases before the United States Tax Court. Often commended for her hard work and dedication, Michele received several awards for her service as an Internal Revenue Agent. She resigned from the IRS in 2015, and was granted her Enrolled Agent license in November 2016 by virtue of her experience as an IRS employee.
In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling and fashion.