Michelle Mendoza is a paradox. She is intelligent, educated and deep yet sassy, vivacious and a bit of a free spirit. She feels a like your best friend that you can always lean on but also that girl that might get you both called to the principal's office. What ever she is, she is definitely the real deal.
Michelle has a uniquely diverse background in the entertainment and communications industry with a love of talk radio. She has hosted programs on popular radio stations in the Seattle area, the U.S. and radio UK. Michelle has appeared on CNN, CBS Radio, and television news stations commenting on issues of the day from a non-judgmental faith based world view.
Michelle has been seen on the big screen and has produced, directed and acted in film, stage and screen productions. She is a singer, song writer, musician. Kind of plays the guitar, well she's learning. Michelle is a lifelong performer having played with the band Reunion and the Hawaiian ministry band and dance group Ho e’u which means to rouse!
Michelle was born in New Orleans, grew up primarily in Seattle but she's got a Big Hawaiian Island heart from having lived on the big island. Michelle has also danced with Hula Halau O Na Mele O Hawaii. As a professional cultural dancer & former owner of The Dance Within dance studio, Michelle has shared and taught movement that celebrates women of ALL ages, shapes and sizes. She performs publicly and teaches encouraging dance workshops.
Michelle has always maintained an intense involvement in local events, church and para church organizations, ministries and charities. You will find her as emcee of events, performing original music and speaking at events.
Late in 2019 Michelle walked away from broadcasting solely on terrestrial radio, after being the long time host of Live From Seattle. Going digital was a big step with a much bigger reach but exactly what Michelle and the team believed would help spread the joy and hope My Michelle Live brings as she looks for God's presence and purpose in the topics of the day.
Part of who Michelle is stems from very real life experiences, trials, and a love for the people in her life from diverse backgrounds, beliefs and faiths. Michelle has a deep joyous faith and love for in the God of the Bible. Her relatable, quick-witted and engaging personality is why Michelle is critically acclaimed and stands out in the broadcast industry. It is why the God story she searches for becomes so very real to all who listen.