Machelle started her career at Proctor & Gamble as a sales representative after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Machelle spent 14 years Fundraising in the non-profit industry serving as Director of Development for Summit Christian Academy for 10 years.
As owner of Fundspring Consulting, Machelle worked with local non-profits and served as a long-term consultant for Saint Luke’s East Hospital helping build a thriving development program for the Saint Luke’s systems key growth engine.
Machelle and her husband Jim own Riffe Homes and Development. She oversees the digital marketing, branding and advertising for Woodland Shores, Riffe Homes and Woodland Trails. As a licensed real estate agent in Kansas and Missouri with Keller Williams Platinum Partners, Machelle leverages her experience in marketing, community and non-profit development to sell homes, recreational and horse property throughout eastern Jackson, Cass and Johnson counties.
Riffe Homes has provided over 500 custom homes to families in 114 new home communities continuing a family tradition that spans over 60 years in greater Kansas City. Riffe Development communities include Knottingham by the Green, Whitehorse and the Villas of Whitehorse in Johnson County. Woodland Shores in Lee’s Summit is now complimented by their newest community, Woodland Trails is located in Greenwood, Missouri in the R-7 School District.
Actively involved in her community, Machelle believes good things happen when people care enough to get involved. She believes the keystone for any successful endeavor begins with trust, commitment and good communication. She is a Rotarian and serves as 2016 Chair for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Lee’s Summit Advisory Board.
Jim and Machelle are active members of Abundant Life Baptist Church and live on 13 acres adjacent to Woodland Shores. They have two daughters and a son-in-law, five horses, 1 cat, 1 dog and 11 chickens. Machelle’s daughter Rachel is a nurse and son-in-law Ryan sells software solutions to Hospital systems. They live in Woodland Shores. Her daughter Abby lives in Prairie Village and teaches kindergarten for North Kansas City Schools.