Michelle Shail

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Michelle Shail has been a columnist, featurist, collaborator & chum to Charlatan Magazine since 2008.



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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 and earned 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.


#Home to Vote


Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL travels to Dublin and learns how a great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

#Home to Vote

Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL travels to Dublin and learns how a great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

Marriage Equality


The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL examines how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.


The Kurdish Haggle

A Dichotomy of Sustainability & Sovereignty


Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister about the Oil-for-Food program, excessive foreign aid, and why sustainability is the key to sovereignty.

The Kurdish Haggle

Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister about the Oil-for-Food program, excessive foreign aid, and why sustainability is the key to sovereignty.

Puttin' on the Ritz

A Paradigm of Glitz & Glamour


Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze created the first luxury hotel chain in America. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with the ‘Greatest Hotelier in the World’ about the fashion & future of hospitlity.


Proposition 8

Rediscovering A Place Called Home


In the wake of California’s Proposition 8, Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL encounters the ostensibly different outcasts and dissidents of suburbia only to discover the importance of a path to renewal for she and her children.

Proposition 8

In the wake of California’s Proposition 8, Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL encounters the ostensibly different outcasts and dissidents of suburbia only to discover the importance of a path to renewal for she and her children.

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