Although her birth name is Michelle, Michelle Hanson has been called Shelley by family and friends all her life. It seems her connection to shells began with her first breath. Soon after, at the age of 4, her grandparents gifted her with shells from their beach vacation, and she was instantly smitten. This began a quest to learn everthing about shells, as well as the animals that create and inhabit them, a passion that continues to this day.
Michelle loves her name because she gets to be a shell…the shell with the vocal cords….and she uses them as an ambassador for the rest of her seashell partners. To that end, she has authored 2 books and created guided meditations sharing the wisdom from the seashell kingdom. In addition to teaching seminars and workshops, she has created an online course to reach a world-wide audience. Internet videos and photographs allow her students to bear witness to the intelligence and compassion in the seashell kingdom. Her greatest joy is sharing the guidance from these master teachers.