Michelle is an innovator in the field of intelligent relating. The tools she develops engage familiar, experiential vocabulary in the context of relational meanings to unlock our connection to what is both real and possible about ourselves, existence as a whole, and systems of all types and scales. She is faithful to existence as a real, complex relational (shared) experience that is supremely true in its very Being.
As developer of ONT and Novel View, a dynamic model of the universe as a complex emergent system, Michelle is deeply committed to contemplative practices that meaningfully blend experience and complexity. She believes it is through existentially attuned information tools that we will achieve the living balance needed to navigate the technological age with aplomb.
Her professional experience from 18 years working in higher education includes biological science, research, and related technologies as well as instructional approaches. She is also an autodidact in complex systems, theoretical physics and cosmology, nonlinearity and chaos theory, psychology and neuroscience, and a wide array of religious faiths and philosophical disciplines. She publishes trans-disciplinary works that challenge intellectual norms. The aim of this site is to present new intellectual norms that can be used to build experiential rapport.
The interplay of mysticism, allegory, and essential knowledge is where perceptions are translated into meanings. When meanings are felt experiences, we build trust in ourselves and in the emergent nature of creation itself.
Since her early 20's, Michelle has enjoyed multiple formative mystical and spontaneous healing experiences. In her 30's she spent time composing allegorical fiction to support her visionary processes.
Early in life a martial artist, today she is drawn in her free time to improvisational dance, harmony with sound, the lab of the kitchen, and being in and loving the outdoors. She grew up in North Carolina (USA) and since 2001 calls Vermont home.