TANIA

Youth Coach

Qualifications:

Certificate in Design (Lvl 3), Certificate in Creative Technologies (Lvl 4), Ngā Poutoko Whakarara Oranga (Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work Lvl 7).

Experience:

I’ve been doing work in the rainbow community on and off since I was seventeen and was priveleged enough to study at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to gain a degree which allows me to do that mahi full time. For the past year have worked for the Sexual Abuse Help Foundation in both Crisis Support and Social Work roles.

My dream is to support peoples mauri ora through interaction with nature and kai. Basically I just love a good feed and a walk in the bush.

Loves:

My beautiful family. Food, reading, gardening, activism, getting out of the city. Watching way too much TV. Nerding out about fungi or whatever topic I’m currently obsessed with.

JEN

KYS Youth Coach

Qualifications:

Bsc Hons Geography with Sports Studies

Post graduate in Careers Guidance

NVQ level 4 Youth Guidance and support

Experience:

Taught English in Spain and at summer camp in UK. Worked as a youth guidance and schools counselor in the UK for about 7 years then moved to sunny New Zealand and starting working for Central Regional Health School. Worked within community Mental Health organisation before joining the crew at KYS.

Loves:

Travelling everywhere, mountain biking in the hills and working on my van.