Alessandro was born in London, grew up in an Italian household, and went to a French speaking school up until university. He received a BEng Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton. Alessandro’s life path took him to working in London delivering specialised steel and glass structures and then as an insurance underwriter. His first calling to Findhorn was hidden in the last major project he delivered: on the façade of the Siemens Urban Sustainability Center in east London. The message about ‘Sustainability Center’ seems more obvious now, but at the time... well it wasn't the time just yet. After arriving four years ago, Alessandro now serves in the Foundation as the Assets Operational Focaliser and after spending a few years respectively on both The Cluny and Park campuses, he currently lives on the Park with his partner Jamie.