Warm Pacific greetings! Kia Ora! Talofa! Talofa lava!
Tulouna ia o outou paia ma o outou mamalu!
I was born in Samoa and moved with our aiga to Dunedin in1982. I hail from the villages of Salelologa, Leauvaa and Saoluafata. I am happily married to my wonderful husband and best friend Gaugau Ale Too from the villages of Luatuanu'u, Solosolo and Malie. Our son Jaxon is completing his Apprenticeship in his pursuit of becoming a qualified builder, and our daughter Danielle is completing college in Samoa.
My career has been enriched by the fusion of western systems, insights from community collaboration, consultation and engagements, and a practice that is underpinned by my faith and values of alofa (love) reciprocity and integrity. Working with our Team at PTO has extended and strengthened the platform where we can best utilize the resources and the services to achieve outcomes our wider Communities need. I am even more excited about the opportunity to lead our organization into the future, by setting the strategy and vision to ensure we are future-proofed, and that our people are empowered and have the necessary resources needed for them to provide top notch service delivery to our communities. It is vital for our organization to identify our communities’ needs as that is a key focus for me, to begin with the end in mind.