MEET UNSETTLER MICHELLE ARDIEL
Victoria, BC, Canada
What do you do for work?
I am the Global Recruiter & Community Manager for a vacation photography startup called Flytographer. My position includes seeking out professional photographers all around the world, assessing portfolios, conducting interviews, onboarding/offboarding, and managing our photographer community, which is now 400 strong in over 200 cities.
What are you most passionate about?
I am really interested in people and how things like art and design influence our political, social and emotional realities, from the impact on a community up to the global level. I also love good food and have two teenaged sons who are my world!
Reason for joining Unsettled?
I wanted a break from my regular routine to ignite my creativity. Meeting people from around the globe with a variety of interesting skills in a new city was just too tempting to pass up!
What does living Unsettled mean to you?
Being Unsettled means taking risks, big ones and small. It means challenging yourself to grow through new experiences, even if it's taking a different route to work or trying an exotic fruit that you've never seen before. Of course, you win some and you lose some when you take risks, but deciding to be outside your comfort zone on a regular basis is the best way to celebrate and honour the practice of living.