Kia ora, I joined the Aongatete Outdoor Education Board in 2021 and have been Treasurer since July 2022. I have extensive experience working in the not-for-profit sector and have recently finished a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting. Besides all the skills I’ve learned along the way, the thing I’ve enjoy the most is being part of vibrant communities and getting to know the people that make them tick. Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre has a special sense of community and I feel privileged to work with such a dedicated team.
Some of my fondest memories growing up were of attending school camps myself and later with my children. have grown, I’ve taken every opportunity possible to attend camps and outdoor education trips with them. One of these trips was to Aongatete Lodge. I’m so pleased to be part of an organization that provides opportunities for children, and adults, to learn new skills, overcome physical challenges and develop new interests – and, hopefully, a love of our native flora and fauna, as it did for me.