Michele Cooper - Program Director

Michele took over the position of Program Director in 2010.  Michele grew up at Shady Hollow Farm, graduated from Daniel Boone HS and went off to earn both a Bachelor’s in Music and a Masters in Voice.  Michele spent over 10 years as a full time opera singer at Chicago Lyric Opera.  Michele retired from opera and returned home to be closer to her parents, Rosemary and Tony Giangiacomo, the Executive Director of Shady Hollow Assisted Riding.  Michele, her husband Bill and daughter Maddie live on the farm.