"I was born in Melbourne, Australia. I now understand I was born on BoonWurung Country of the Kulun Nation of Australia. Though I am from European extraction, I resonate deeply with the Australian indigenous concept of Country. I grew up with a deep love for - and connection with - my family of trees, oceans, sky, earth, and my kin of other species. I learned the natural laws by witnessing the rhythms and wisdom of nature.We human animals have this funny idea that we are somehow separate to nature and other species of animal, which is why we keep exploiting her to the detriment of all. I believe my job is to dispel this illusion and to help fix this problem. It is my joy and my burden. It is my work. It is my life."