Gina was first introduced to Montessori when she became a Montessori Assistant for 3-6 year olds, and since then she has been a life-long advocate of the Montessori philosophy. She has in depth knowledge and experience of the Montessori Aged Care Framework and relevant qualifications including a Certificate in Developing Montessori Environments in Aged Care; Practitioner Certification AMI Montessori for Ageing and Dementia; Certificate IV Training and Assessment; Master NLP Practitioner Certificate and a Certificate in Dancewise Movement Program. She has completed numerous aged care related courses hosted by UTAS and Dementia Australia. In addition to this, Gina has a Diploma in Arts/Theatre and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Gina has been working in aged care for the past 5 years and has trained carers in the Montessori for Aged Care approach since 2017. Gina is a professional singer/songwriter and has had the privilege of recently working as the Music/Choir Director of a dementia choir in Sydney where she has witnessed the magic that music plays on people living with dementia and disabilities.