Michelle Mahoney was born with Arthrogryposis, which is a lack of muscle in joints of the body. She has limited mobility in her arms, hands, and knees, and she was born with clubbed feet and a dislocated hip. The doctors told her parents she would probably never walk. Michelle graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1995 with what she likes to refer to as a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Independence, actually it was a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. She’s been working at Dalhousie University for the past 23 years. She sits on the Board of Directors for Easter Seals Nova Scotia, and Easter Seals Board of Canada as the NS representative. Michelle has completed the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification course and completed the National Exam. King’s first full-time Accessibility Officer, Michelle is excited by the very important work her role entails.
Michelle is an avid surfer, enjoys downhill skiing, and waterskiing, and enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and dog, Gus. Her life motto is “I can do anything, it just might take me a little longer. I am unstoppable.”