Prior to having human children, Michelle would say that there were two things that tore at her heart strings, dogs and soldiers.
Michelle joined the North Dakota Army National Guard when she was seventeen and left the Bismarck area for military duties and pursuit of higher education. After two overseas deployments and multiple military schools, Michelle graduated from the University of North Dakota with her Juris Doctorate and moved back to Bismarck. Michelle’s significant other Richard had a beautiful boxer mix, Dempsey who stole Michelle’s heart. They later added a boxer named Goose to their family.
It was through Michelle’s military service that she met now business partner, Lila Teunissen. They were both involved with Team Red, White, and Blue and through conversations at events, quickly realized that they both loved animals. Through many conversations they realized there needed to be more options for dog boarding in the Bismarck area, and the idea of Bed n’ Biscuit Ranch commenced.
Michelle and Richard now have two human children, Isabelle and Sullivan. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time outdoors or brainstorming ways to help support local animal rescues.