Michelle Bulla a native of Davidson County, joined Veterans Bridge Home January 2021. She has she served the Veteran community for the past five years, first as Employment and Retention Specialist for Goodwill NWNC Veterans Service program and now as VBH teammate working within the Triad Network. She has overcome many challenges in her life to rise as professional in the Veteran community. For this she was chosen as Goodwill NWNC 2019 Achiever of the year.
Michelle served in the US Coast Guard 89-04 as a Storekeeper First Class/E-6. She served 6 of those years on the USCGC LEGARE where her collateral duties include, Boarding Team, Rescue Swimmer, EMT, and Helicopter & Docking Teams. She was chosen for independent duty in 1994 to assist in the decommissioning and transfer control of one of the last USCGC Loran Stations, in Lampedusa, Italy, to the Italian Military. For her efforts she received the Commandant Letter of Commendation. She also earned the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and Special Operations ribbon with 3 bronze stars while serving.
Michelle currently holds a certification as a NC Peer Support Specialist, which she obtained through UNC Chapel Hill.