Michelle Chance was born and raised in Maricopa and joined the staff this year as a full-time reporter.
Maricopan since: 1989
Family: My family has a long history in Maricopa and we all enjoy living here. I am excited to raise my son Winston here as part of a new generation of Maricopans.
Pets: Two tabby kittens: Tiger and Rebel.
Hobbies: Going camping, hiking and exploring with family.
Dream vacation: Egypt.
Like most about Maricopa: Its people, history and heritage.
Like least about Maricopa: Its loss of most of its historical buildings.
Book: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
Musician: Jack White
Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Athlete: Craig Counsell
Food: Mexican Food
Drink: Black coffee
Meal: Anything my mom cooks.
Restaurant: The New HQ
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything else we should know? I am a recent grad from ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Go Devils! I have freelanced for InMaricopa since 2015 and was recently hired as a full-time reporter after interning for the publication last semester. I love reporting in my hometown and learning the stories of our residents: native and new. I especially love reporting on the history of Maricopa and finding out more about our city’s roots. I’m a descendant of Maricopa cotton growers, educators and small business owners. Most important to me is my 5-year-old son who is my whole world.