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Early life and career
Michel attended the University of Illinois. He served as a flight officer in the US Navy, and later as a lieutenant commander in the reserves. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998, and returned to the school as an entrepreneur-in-residence in 2010.
In 2000, Michel founded Military.com, an early website providing news and practical information about the military for active service members, veterans, and their family members. It was acquired by Monster Worldwide in 2004.
In 2006, he founded Affinity Labs, a company building social networking and career-building sites for professional communities. It was acquired in 2008. In 2010, his work with these companies was profiled in The Intelligent Entrepreneur.
Writing and photography
He is a nature and portrait photographer, producing collections for the Navy and for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where he advised on climate communication. In 2021 he became their first artist in residence, producing a portrait series of American scientists. He has taught photography at the Esalen Institute and Santa Fe Workshops, and was an ambassador for Leica Camera.
Robert Sapolsky (2023)
Emperor penguin in Antarctica (2013)
Humpback whale (2014)
Dalai Lama (2012)
Woman in Papua New Guinea (2004)
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