Michelle joined Third Door Media prior to the launch of Search Engine Land in December 2006 to lead and implement all technology initiatives. She oversees the operations, development and maintenance of all Third Door Media brand sites: Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Search Marketing Expo, and Digital Marketing Depot; and all internal company systems.
Michelle has been designing, developing, deploying and marketing web sites for a variety of business sectors since 1995. From 1999 to 2006 she established her own web development firm and implemented online presences, created various web marketing initiatives, and developed custom applications for such companies as American Airlines, Honda Civic Tour, DMX Music, and more. Prior to striking out on her own, she worked with Danny Sullivan at one of Southern California's first online agencies and web server software development start-ups. Before crossing over to technology, Michelle spent 4 years on the management team in marketing and promotion at the Walt Disney Company's record label.
Michelle has two bachelor degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and lives in southern California with her husband and two children.