I am currently employed as Environmental (Pou Taiao) Project Lead for Te Runanga o Te Rarawa. I whakapapa to 6 x Iwi in Tai Tokerau - Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa (tenei taha o taku papa), and Te Mahurehure o Ngapuhi (tenei taha o taku mama). Currently my highest academic qualification is a Post Graduate Diploma in Business for Māori Development. I have been employed or contracted by various Iwi or Māori Organizations during my working career ranging from administrative/secretarial support, project management, analytical and technical advice (over a period of approximately 25 years and counting). I was also duly elected in 2011 - 2014 as a Treaty Land Claims negotiator and Trustee for Te Runanga Nui o Te Aupouri.