With a love of nature and knowledge both Damien has always sought out ways to be more self-sufficient and sustainable.  Through the years Damien has completed several higher education courses ranging from Building and Hospitality through to IT, Horticulture and Environmental studies.

Completing his PDC in 2013 Damien has sought to continue his studies and has since engaged in a Diploma of Permaculture and a Diploma of Building Design.  His current activities include starting his off grid 50 acre permaculture based sustainable farm (with his wife Niki and 4 children), Permaculture Designer and mentor and most recently is about to undertake a new venture with teaching children of all ages in Tasmania a range of Bush lore, edible native vegetation, land and wildlife management practices.

Damien is the Northern Tasmania Permablitz Coordinator and the Permaculture Tasmania e-newsletter focal point.