Michelle Shail was raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia where historic landmarks like Charlottesville, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg are living history museums to America's Revolutionary way of life.
A natural student of human behavior, Shail studied psychology at Appalachian State and deftly applied that acumen to business. During the Tech Boom of the 1990’s, she worked as a Modis IT recruiter connecting human capital to business growth for Fortune 1000 companies.
Three children later, she returned to graduate school to earn a Masters in Organization Development from Queens University, and today is a Talent Manager at TIAA: the leading retirement provider of financial services for the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental industries.
With a continuing passion for the study of human behavior, Michelle Shail joined Charlatan Magazine in 2008 to further that journey. Whether interviewing Kurdistan’s Agricultural Minister or the founder of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Michelle Shail has and continues to write compelling features around the prolific influencers of our time.