Michael is a trained and qualified aged carer with the Australian Nursing federation. In 2015 Michael graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in dementia care. Since then he has completed post graduate studies in Arts & dementia & Creativity in Ageing in March 2017. Michael now works in a memory support facility in Gerringong, where he uses music, arts, drama and laughter therapy for a range of people living with dementia. Michael is also a member of the Kiama Dementia-Friendly Alliance, and received a Churchill Fellowship. Since July 2016 he has been the Kiama Dementia Friendly Project Officer, and he is a member of the Blue Haven Advisory group.