Michelle Leise is the project coordinator for Live Healthy Red Wing, a community organization that leads policy, environment, and culture change focused on making it easier to eat healthy and get physically active every day. As coordinator, Michelle’s work includes guiding collaborations, managing environmental improvement projects, directing education and promotion campaigns, and building advocacy.

In her first career, Michelle was an editor and writer for Country Home magazine and other national publications covering topics such as health, travel, parenting, homes, and gardens. Michelle moved back to her hometown of Red Wing in 2002 and lives with her husband, Jim, and their three children.

Michelle is a Blandin Community Leadership graduate and a member of the 2012 Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative Core Leadership Team. She has volunteered at organizations such as Kids Count, WIC, and the Red Wing Public School District and has served on the Jones Family Foundation board since 2004.

“Red Wing has always had a strong sense of place and a commitment to future generations. To work in our community with dedicated people on tough issues is something I am grateful for every day.”