Michael is a former award-winning journalist whose passion for nature and solution-focused communication led him to the non-profit sector. He is the Director of Communications at The Fur-Bearers, and host of the popular Defender Radio and The Switch podcasts. As a communications advisor, Michael offers strategic advice on public relations, internal and external communications, media, and web-based projects. Michael enjoys volunteering, participating in and watching comedy, and spending time with his family. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.