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Michael’s driving passion is to help restore the lives of men and their families. His contagious enthusiasm has inspired willing volunteers who have supported the development of Eagles Corner.
Michael grew up in Melbourne. After completing a Diploma of Photography, he established and managed several photography businesses and worked at RMIT as Manager of its photography unit. During this time he also developed a food styling course which resulted in the production of several award-winning cookbooks.
Michael was instrumental in establishing a community place in Melbourne’s CBD where a group of volunteers serve the homeless, marginalised and socially disadvantaged.
In 2014 Michael helped establish Eagles Corner which is located on farmland in the greater Albury Wodonga region. Eagles Corner provides a supportive environment with the opportunity to change and develop life skills.
Co-founder / Operations Manager
Michelle is our Co-founder and Operations Manager of Eagles Corner. With over 25 years in and around the hospitality industry, she has travelled widely around Australia and internationally, living in and learning from other cultures. This desire to share what she has learnt, led to many rewarding teaching roles, including some within the TAFE system. Eventually she started her own business ’Relishlife’, showing people how to cook healthy simple food at home.
While working for Jamie Oliver’s ‘Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen’, she led a team of food trainers and volunteers teaching over 300 students per week, to prepare easy, nutritious meals and watch how lives were transformed through the power of food and love.
Amazing circumstances led to meeting Michael and volunteering at Meals @ the Bridge, using her chef skills to provide healthy meals to those less fortunate. The opportunity arose to attend a week-long international workshop in Italy at San Patrignano, a therapeutic community where relationships and positive experiences bring hope and healing. Many studies have shown that ‘Sanpa’ has a proven model in successfully transforming the lives of thousands.
Bringing that knowledge back home to Australia, Michelle and Michael have combined years of research with what they experienced during the time spent living and learning from Shalom House in Perth, to create a new pilot program for Eagles Corner.
Michelle relocated back to the greater Albury Wodonga region, where she now oversees the establishment and growth of the Eagles Corner program.
Trevor grew up on his dairy farm which he now owns and operates. He is a generous and kind hearted farmer that has kindly donated the use of some land providing extended opportunities for Eagles Corner.
A Fitter and Turner by trade, in his youth he travelled around Australia using his diverse range of skills before coming back to manage the farm for the last 25 years.
Trevor is an active member of the local community and has been involved in a variety of sports. As a volunteer with the CFA for over 30 years, he continues to offer a helping hand to those in need without being asked.
Cultural Integration Coordinator
Simon was our first intake and Deaf participant who knows from personal experience how effective the program at Eagles Corner can be. He is now committed to helping other men transform their lives especially those in the Deaf community.
Leadership has been a common thread in Simon’s life and he has recently been appointed House Leader and Deaf Integration Coordinator with a vision to inspire others by his example.
Simon uses a range of tools within our Rebuild Restore Renew program, selected Support Services and first hand experience dealing with addictions, mental health and living in both the Deaf and Hearing communities with a long term approach to helping others turn their life around.