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Michael invests his hours thinking, creating and doing. With close to a half century of life experience, he has accumulated a diversified portfolio within the fields of business, education, travel and creativity.
As Founder and Managing Director of Gooder Companies, an independent business development company, he has provided a balanced collaboration between business and creative professionals by delivering integrated client services that address the principles of corporate vision, innovation, expression, execution and expansion.
As Co-Founder and Producer of The Ripple Project, an independent media production company, he has
endeavored to connect people from around the world with the real stories of ordinary individuals, families and communities living in the ripple effect of extraordinary events, momentous discovery and remarkable shifts.
As Co-Founder of Illegal Art, a collective of multidisciplinary artists, he helped create and inspire interactive, participatory based public art to inspire self-reflection, thought and human connection throughout the United States and several continents around the world. Over a period of 10 years, each piece was presented or distributed to the public in a method in which participation was simple and encouraged.
As an Adjunct Professor within the Communications Design Department of Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, he had the privilege of sharing his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with in the areas of packaging and innovation design over a 16 year period.
Having spent 25 years in New York City, Michael now spends most of his time in Tel Aviv with his wife and partner Dana exploring the past, enjoying the present and planting seeds for the future.
Board of Directors
A. Thurson Design & New Media
An independent business development company that provides a balanced collaboration between business and creative professionals by delivering integrated client services that address the principles of corporate vision, innovation, expression, execution and expansion.