It was the spring of 2001 when Michel graduated from a NOLS Semester in Patagonia . This experience was a turning point in his life. After becoming a NOLS instructor in 2003, he has accumulated 220+ weeks in the field. Michel has also supported NOLS Patagonia as a program supervisor, Spanish program coordinator, and currently as the Operations Manager. “Adventure, Education, and Community are the three components that motivate my life and keep me engaged. I find those three elements working for NOLS”.