Michael grew up on a farm and is a high achiever by nature. His passion for nature and wildlife led him to sign up with African Insight Academy as one of the first one-year interns on Somkhanda Game Reserve. This internship was a catalyst for impacting his life like a dose of steroids that triggered off a metamorphosis that transformed a boy into a man. At the end of his internship a position was created for him in the permanent African Insight Academy team. Michael’s deliberative and responsible approach to his work brings an understated energy to the team that connects with programme participants across the academic spectrum that inspires them in their life journey.