Steve Fyffe and Michelle Joyce met in Istanbul, Turkey, where she was a belly dancer and he was an English teacher. They married in Las Vegas 15 years ago at The Tunnel of Love, a drive-thru wedding chapel, and laid down roots near Michelle’s family in the Bay Area. They have two children (and a boxer).
Steve Fyffe has been a reporter at one of Australia’s best-selling daily newspapers, an editor for the tech magazine that coined the phrase “Silicon Valley”, and an award-winning investigative producer at San Francisco’s CBS and ABC TV stations. He coordinated live coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath from New Orleans, stormed the beaches of Hawaii with the U.S. Marine Corps as part of a prime-time series on The History Channel, and co-produced two episodes of ABC’s Nightline featuring exclusive footage of US soldiers using enhanced interrogation techniques on Iraqi prisoners. He earned a Masters Degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, with an emphasis on foreign policy, and currently covers national security issues as communications manager at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Michelle Joyce is a Bay Area native. She was a social worker for a decade, working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, providing counseling to residents in Bay Area shelters, and managing a suicide crisis center. She later carved out a business based on her love of belly dance where she taught, performed and created instructional DVDs. Her DVDs quickly became best sellers, enabling her to travel the world performing and teaching dance workshops. After selling her video production company in 2014, she applied her knowledge of fitness and movement to the field of ergonomics. She now makes a living giving posture makeovers to Bay Area residents, and doing freelance video work. She is the author of the children’s book Posture Posey and the Slumpyback Goblins.