Michelle Byrne Walsh is the part-time office support associate in the in the McHenry County Unit 3 office. Michelle handles the fiscal aspects of the office, as well as ordering supplies and equipment, procuring purchase orders, and helping with public relations and the annual report. She considers herself a Jack-of-all-trades, and she thoroughly enjoys working with all the different facets of Extension. Michelle has been an Extension Master Gardener volunteer since 2003, and she served as a member and chairman of the Unit 3 Extension Council. In her career, Michelle was a freelance editor and writer specializing in gardening for 27 years, and prior to that, a trade magazine associate editor for 5 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.