Duchess of Arkansas XXXI, Michele Gooch, was born in Long Beach, California. She graduated from Antelope Valley High School and attended Antelope Valley College where she received her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She currently serves as an Office Manager in the Fire Protection Industry. Michele and her husband Thomas Gooch has 2 beautiful daughters 11 and 5 years old. Her spare time is filled doing what she loves most, which is traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Michele joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2015 where she has served as Float Lieutenant for Corporate Sponsor Mid South Fire Solutions for 5 straight years. She looks forward to her new role as Duchess of Arkansas while representing the Krewe of Gemini and their continued involvement in the local community.