Noel has a developed a long history of business and organization management stretching back from San Francisco to Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and finally Portland.
Part-time business management has offered Noel the flexibility to sustain a career in modern dance. Recently retired from dance, Noel is pursuing an advanced degree in Applied Anthropology, with which he hopes to assist indigenous peoples impacted by environmental issues related to development, tourism and climate change. When not crunching numbers and studying, he spends his time on various other interests including camping, travel, urban-farming and woodworking.
Noel received his Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Gay & Lesbian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.