If you were to ask Camille Michaels what she does for a living, most people would be suprised perhaps even shocked. After all not many people living in Iowa have even seen a porcupine. Yet Camille has emerged as one of the most well known roach makers in America.
What started as a labor of love for her son, has led to a journey lasting over 20 years. Over those years she has received many honors, including being commissioned to make roaches for a History Channel documentary on the Blackhawk Wars.
All honors aside, Camille takes the greatest pride in seeing her roaches being worn, whether by kids taking their first steps on the dance floor or by World Dance Champions like Ben Lovejoy.
Camille lives in West Burlington, Iowa with husband Dick. Together they travel the Rendezvous and Pow Wow circuit extensively throughout the year.