Our CEO Ardan Michael Blum is an American who was born in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1992, Ardan Michael, who had graduated from Bennington College, returned to Switzerland.
He faced the death of the woman he loved, which brought him, as a healing process, to create a Charity to care for senior citizens in memory of a beautiful social assistant (he had hoped to marry).
Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge organized:
Up till 2001, Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge depended on the press to announce activities and, sometimes, mention a need for sponsors and/or volunteers. What was missing was year-round funding.
Ardan Michael learned organic SEO ranking. He gained soon an advanced understanding of industry standards. A new career was born.
SEO has become the 17 hours a day job. Find out more: Ask Ardan Michael!
- Personal life: Ardan Michael has played the cello for over 40 years. He had the great privilege of studying with Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio for 10 years, traveling to Cape Cod (for lessons at Bernie’s home in Wellfleet), or to the Swiss city of La Chaux de Fonds (where the trio recorded in the town’s empty concert hall which has great acoustics). He was to study with Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier and his late and amazing father David Blum, who had been a close friend of Pablo Casals. (Bernard Greenhouse, had been a student of Casals).
DACHSHUNDS: Ardan Michael keeps his family tradition of loving Dachshunds. These hounds will draw him away from most matters; they result from fine-tuning in Germany towards 1880 for a loyal, brave, stubborn, fun, and independent nature.
- In Palo Alto: Ardan is a Block Preparedness Coordinator with the Palo Alto Emergency Services and a member of the Palo Alto Police Chief's Advisory Committee. Related: Police chief starts citizens advisory committee — member invites Zuckerberg to drop in.