Michelle Uetz has been a teacher since 2001. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education with a minor in Health Education and a Master’s of Education Degree in Special Education. Michelle is a passionate advocate and speaker. After helping her sister with her mental illness and losing her to suicide on April 29, 2016 Michelle began to spread her message of “Let Your Light Shine” to encourage everyone to use their talents, end the mental health stigma, and help those struggling with mental illness. Michelle’s experience with mental illness increased after she and her husband obtained guardianship of two girls. The oldest girl has significant trauma and mental illness. Michelle’s passion to help and educate others and end the stigma of mental illness has grown with each experience. Additionally, Michelle has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders and advocates for the needs of these students. Michelle encourages others to help others and use their talents.