I am currently an Arts Therapist in South Auckland and I’m passionate about using creativity and nature as healing tools. I was a Social Worker in South Auckland working with youth and was inspired to study Arts Therapy at Whitecliffe School of Arts and Design. I saw a gap and a need for alternative therapies for young people in South Auckland and in particular approaches that incorporated indigenous models of healing. I resonated with Shiloh’s holistic vision of supporting the community I work and live in with well being, creativity and education. I am married to Wiremu Manaia and we have 6 children between us and 4 grandchildren. I was inspired by Dee’s passion for Shiloh’s mission after meeting with her and was invited to come on the board.