Meet Our Team Of Explorers

Ever wonder who is behind the scenes at Exploring Life’s Mysteries? Our writers are adventurous, curious and love to explore the wonders of the world. We are passionate about what we write and have become experts in our respective fields.

Combined our team brings over 75 years experience to the table. We conduct rigorous research and are proud of our publishing process which goes through at least half a dozen people and gives each article we write 2-3 months of work on average, including consulting by credentialed industry experts.

Expertise You Can Trust

Our writers have been featured in many notable online media outlets, including The Washington Post, NBC News, The New York Times’ Wirecutter, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Money, People, Entrepreneur, and countless others.

Learn more about your favorite authors below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Alex Schenker

Alex SchenkerAlex started Exploring Life’s Mysteries with his wife Michelle, as they set out on a quest to discover the mysteries of life together. Alex loves to philosophize, wonder what our purpose is, and travel the world in search of new cultures, ideas, and lifestyles. He has been an international traveler since he was 6 months old and has lived in and visited over a dozen countries from Southeast Asia to South America.

He holds a Management Science degree from the University of California at San Diego and a Computer Science degree from NJIT. He brings over a decade and a half of content marketing and publishing experience to Exploring Life’s Mysteries.

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Michelle Schenker

Michelle Schenker

Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. She has always wondered, what is our purpose on this planet? Why are we here? And in her exploration of these questions, she travels regularly across the globe and is happiest when she is completely immersed in an unfamiliar culture.

Among her bucket list locations are to visit Easter Island and hike the Incan trail at Machu Picchu. When not on the road, Michelle enjoys cooking, yoga, playing with her dogs and of course, writing.

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Sadie Cornelius

Sadie Cornelius

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of travel started from an early age – on her first international adventure she traveled solo to Japan while in grad school to visit her hometown’s sister city. During college, she studied abroad in Spain and since then she’s traveled to Europe, Latin America, and regularly throughout the U.S.

Sadie loves to experience new places and things. On her bucket list is to go to all 50 states by the time she’s 50 years old. She’s an amateur photographer and enjoys making annual photo books of her year to give her husband. Sadie lives in the nation’s capital, a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds. When not writing content, researching products or designing graphics for Exploring Life’s Mysteries, she can be found cooking vegetarian food, practicing yoga or enjoying museums and activities around DC.

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Kimberly Alt

Kimberly AltKimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. She is one of Exploring Life’s Mysteries most experienced researchers. When reviewing products and services her natural curiosity helps her dig deep and unearth the truth behind the marketing.

Kimberly grew up camping at the nearby lake with her family when she was a young girl. It wasn’t until she met her husband that she rediscovered her love for the outdoors and began taking regular vacations to the national parks. Some of Kimberly’s favorite memories include camping in a tent, hiking beautiful terrains, sitting around a campfire eating s’mores and sipping on a cold craft beer.

After three years of dating and exploring different regions of the U.S., Kimberly’s husband proposed to her with the help of Exploring Life’s Mysteries’ online engagement content that she had researched and written. Not only was he able to design her ring himself, he was able to do so at great cost savings.

Kimberly likes starting her days with a warm cup of Nespresso, and she enjoys going for walks with her family and hound mix, Sally. In the evenings, she likes indulging in a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate while cozying up by the fire pit in her backyard.

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Sally Jones

Sally Jones

Sally holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in anthropology from James Madison University. She went on to pursue a master’s in journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An international traveler since she was less than 10 years old, Sally loves exploring the world’s mysteries first-hand. Her favorite destinations? Greece, the British Virgin Islands and NYC.

She also spent much of her career in health sciences communications and has enjoyed working with and learning from some of the world’s leading academic scientists in genetics, global health, addiction research and other fields.

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Jeff Butler

Jeff ButlerJeff has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Malone University. He loves to travel the world and experience new cultures, but is just as happy with a weekend getaway near his home. Wherever he goes, his golf clubs are not far behind.

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