Half Canadian, half Italian, Michael speaks fluent English, Italian and French. He completed his degree in
Urban Planning from Concordia University, where he also participated in two international programs, in Melbourne, Australia and in Bologna, Italy. After graduating, he worked for a community environmental organization where, amongst several positions, he started as an environmental educator promoting sustainable practices and connecting children to the earth and their environment. His passion for traveling, community and personal development brought him to travel to Ecuador where he volunteered n different community and ecological initiatives. He then returned to Canada to work as an educator for ‘Frontier College’, an organization that holds English literacy camps for children in remote indigenous communities in the Canadian North. Wanting to go back to his roots, he moved back to Calabria where he worked as an English language teacher. After coincidentally discovering the extraordinary world of Erasmus+ projects he participated in various Youth Exchanges and Trainings and in a 6 month long EVS (European Voluntary Service) where he lived, worked and learned about sustainable living in an Eco-Village in southern Spain.