Mindfulness & Resiliency Program Manager
USDA Forest Service
Michelle Reugebrink works for the Forest Service’s Work Environment and Performance Office, Office of the Chief as the Mindfulness & Resiliency Program Manager and Professional Coach. Prior to this work, Michelle served for 16 years on wildland fire engines, hand crews, and hotshot crews. Michelle has worked for the USDA Forest Service for 33 years.
Michelle was featured in the April 2018, 5th anniversary edition of Mindful magazine for her work around MBSR and coaching. Michelle was also featured in TIME magazine’s anniversary edition September 2018 for her work in teaching mindfulness. Michelle is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a Professional Integrative Health Coach through Duke University’s Integrative Medicine program, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF-PCC), and an Executive coach. She is also a graduate of the Federal Internal Coaching program and is the FS point of contact for assigning USDA Forest Service employees access to a Federal Internal coaches.
Michelle has co-authored two Pocket guides, “Stress Control and Resilience and Crisis Intervention” and “Recovering from Traumatic Stress”. She was also in a documentary for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) to share stories and learn from a fatality fire in 1994 “Storm King Mountain”. In 2008, Baskin-Robbins and the NFFF named Michelle Reugebrink one of America's 31 Firefighting Heroes.