Damien has led an unconventional life. At 16 he left school to pursue a career in gymnastics, but in his early 20s that dream was cut short through injury.
With no secondary qualifications, Damien coached for a while, travelled and later returned to school as a mature-age student. That choice would dramatically change the course of his life.
Since completing a range of degrees he has worked as a human rights campaigner and aid worker in East Timor, a philosopher, university lecturer, civil and criminal lawyer and public guardian.
In 2016 Damien unexpectedly, and reluctantly, found himself involved with gymnastics again. However this time around, with a whole new perspective on life, wellness and movement, he founded his own movement company called The Wilding Project.