DGE 5495

Michelle Holcomb

Club: Fountain Hills

Michelle Holcomb has enjoyed a career that began in merchandising and fashion.  She then ventured out and successfully created and developed a couple of small retail and supply businesses.  Her next career move came when she and her husband moved from Denver to Dallas.  Real estate sales were a perfect fit.  For three decades Michelle enjoyed helping families buy their perfect home, especially the first-time buyers.  Her passion led to teaching real estate classes and was considered an expert.  She was invited to be a guest on the Oprah Show, Fox News and a variety of Dallas affiliates. Michelle then expanded her business profile by getting her general contractor license.

Michelle was invited, and urged, to join the Rotary Club of Fountain Hills (Arizona) in 2013.  She agreed to join because it was a good way to expand her business and give back to the community at the same time.  In short order she was selected as a Club board member and then asked to serve as Club President.  Michelle still believes it’s an honor to serve as Club President and it’s the most important Rotary role. 

As an Assistant Governor for four years, Michelle was exposed to other club practices and projects which she found very enlightening.  She was invited to attend a Zone meeting as an emerging leader.  Then she was excited to share what she had learned with other clubs and members. 

Serving as 5495 District Governor, 2024-25, will allow Michelle to use her wide-ranging business, problem solving, creativity and people skills to support the many committees and members that make Rotary the most amazing service organization in the world.

Michelle became an Arizona transplant in 2002.  She and her husband, Gary, have grown to love the desert beauty and nonexistent winters.  They enjoy golfing, gardening, and participating in Rotary Service Projects.  Michelle is thrilled that Gary joined the new Rotary Club of the Verdes before the club chartered.  He proudly wears his charter pin!