Michael was born in Sydney in 1965, raised with three brothers and always surrounded by animals. He describes his earliest memories of his involvement with animals as being shown empathy and learning that animals feel pain and can suffer, just like humans.
Mardi was born in 1968 in Canberra. She has been surrounded by cats her whole life, remembering her first cats; Sirikit, Mamie and Rastus. Exposure to cats at an early age allowed Mardi to develop a full appreciation of their quirky behaviours and need for human companionship.
Mardi and Michael share a passion for animals and hope that their gift will last for generations to come.