My work and history in our community
I was born in John James Memorial hospital, here in Canberra.
While my parents, a solicitor and a management consultant, worked, I was mostly raised by my migrant Italian grandparents. I attended Blue Gum Community School in Dickson, followed by St Bede's School in Red Hill and finally, following my father's footsteps, St Edmund's College in Griffith.
While I attended St Edmunds College, I participated in Debating, Football (Soccer), the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Youth Ministry Team and the Choir.
Throughout my secondary school education, I was given many opportunities to work in the community, the first being on the school's student representative and academic councils, following this, organising a highly successful fete and finally serving on the sustainability committee. During my schooling, I also participated in a number of school-run charitable events, including; Marymead sports days, the St Vincent de Paul doorknock, Salvation Army volunteering, MensLink, Karinya House, WaterAid, cooking for OzHarvest and Home in Queanbeyan, working and later running the charitable school coffee shop, as well as organising and gaining pledges for a school blood drive through the Red Cross, and CanTeen Project Bandanna Day.
I have been a member of St John Ambulance Australia since 2011, providing and assisting in first aid. I also joined the Australian Army Cadets and throughout my five years (2013-2017), taught first aid and primary medical care.
Following this, I was involved in two representative residents groups, firstly the Inner-South Community Council, as a committee member, and in the creation of the Forrest Residents Group, as convenor and then communications officer.
I am also involved in the St Christopher's Cathedral Community through my service as an acolyte since 2011 and to the Parish Pastoral Council since 2017.
To further my understanding and my passion for helping people, I decided to join first the ACT State Emergency Service, where I volunteer specialising within Communications, Operational Command and Incident Management and then ACT Rural Fire Service.
I also am an avid supporter of blood and organ donation. I regularly donate blood and am a Red Cross Blood Service Ambassador.
Finally, following over four years of preparations and planning, in early 2018, I launched The PURE Charity Group, which comprises various sub-organisations for the benefit of all of mankind.
how to grow our community
I believe that there is a significant amount of work to be done in the Canberra region to improve the way we give back to our community.
my work in charity
I believe that there is a significant amount of work to be done in the Canberra region to improve the way we give back to our community. Hence why in 2014 I established what would become The PURE Charity Group. Since then the PURE Charity group has received registration as a Non-Profit.