MICHELLE AVOLA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michelle has a BA in marketing and began her career with Xerox and began working with Naples Pathways Coalition in 2006. She helped grow the young organization and establish our presence in the Naples community for seven years. She has been back with NPC since 2018 and recently stepped back into her role as our full-time executive director.
She grew up in the Chicago suburbs and enjoyed walking, rollerblading, and biking on the trails that are so extensive there. On a road ride a number of years ago, Michelle was hit by a car. A belligerant driver set the crash in motion, contributing to her passion to protect vulnerable road users and educate everyone sharing our streets.
She is excited and honored to continue NPC's longstanding tradition of working closely with the local government and law enforcement agencies advocating for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on our roads. Michelle is an ardent proponent of the expansion and connectivity of Collier County’s limited off-road, multi-use pathways. She is thrilled to be a part of the NPC's launch of the future 70 plus mile Paradise Coast Trail.