I’m originally from Gisborne, but Tauranga has been my home for most of my life. My career mostly involves providing admin services and support to businesses and organisations. I’m drawn to organisations that positively impact the community, with a particular passion for work that provides meaningful outcomes for families or individuals.
Outside of work, I love spending time with family and friends. You’ll often find me outdoors, where I love to explore new places and take walks around the beautiful Bay of Plenty! That’s me in a nutshell – a down-to-earth admin professional who cherishes quality time with loved ones and the beauty of the outdoors.
Originally from Wales, Ash has lived in New Zealand for the past 8 years. Outside of work he loves spending time making music, surfing and spending time with friends and family.
My work journey is, to date, diverse and includes a mix of welding, building, painting, crowd control, noise control, and even burglary response. However, I’ve found the most fulfilment in roles like managing youth mental health at the Pacific Island Community Trust, serving as a program coordinator in youth development (from disabled youth to youth justice), and volunteer work in a Youth Development Organisation when I was a teenager.
My life goal? I want to leave every situation better than I found it, with a positive impact lasting long after I’ve moved on!
My background in Personal Training and Nutrition has come from my love of sports and cultural performances, and I love nothing more than being in the kitchen whipping up good kai for my whanau. I’m also the proud joint business owner of Kanuka Wellbeing and Leadership with my husband.
John enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, with regular tramping and camping holidays. He is a self-confessed “cricket tragic” and continues to play club cricket, as well as football in the winter. Reading is another regular past-time particularly in the areas of history, politics, leadership and social issues.