CNN regular Christine Durst and ex-Wall Street lawyer Michael Haaren are well-known experts in e-work, e-commerce and online scams. They are long-standing advocates of home-based work and de-rat-raced living.
Their 200-plus media appearances include CNN, “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” ABC’s “20/20,” MSNBC, Woman’s World, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post and many more.
Co-authors of two best-selling books on home-based careers, “The 2-Second Commute” and “Work at Home Now,” they also maintain the popular RatRaceRebellion.com website for home-based jobs and de-rat-raced lifestyles.
Chris and Mike are also experienced career and entrepreneurship advisers. They write a careers column for Military.com. As the principals of training firm Staffcentrix, they provide career-development training to the U.S. State Department and armed forces.
On the personal side …
Chris Durst -- Chris anchors the rural side of the Rat Race Rebellion. She grew up on a small farm in rural Connecticut, where she founded the virtual assistant industry in the early 1990s. She lives in the small town of Woodstock, Conn., “where the cows outnumber the people.”
Mike Haaren -- Mike anchors the “sprawl and crawl” side of the Rat Race Rebellion. He was raised in a log cabin in rural Virginia, and he later practiced law on Wall Street. He left the law to write fiction in Paris. Now he observes the rat race from his home in “Ratville,” aka northern Virginia.