Treasurer & Webmaster
Kia Ora Koutou Katoa
I am from the beautiful country known as the pearl of the orient – The Philippines. I have always been a strong believer of continuous professional development. This is important to ensure quality and being the best version of yourself and your practice in the “here and now”.
I am very honoured to be part of the board for the society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists in Aotearoa as I consider this an extremely rich avenue for professional growth. Working with like-minded people who are very passionate about increasing the quality of life of people under our care, thrills me to the truest sense.
I am happily married, to SHEIK, my wife and bestfriend since 25 years ago. We are blessed with our tamariki – ARROW and AXE, who loves everything we do as DRThs.
I am currently the Programme leader for the Diversional and Recreational Therapy programme of Sound Care Group. I am also the programme leader for the Certificate in Diversional Therapy and Community Health of Kauri Academy. I also operate Brain Champ NZ as the director and master-coach, a lot of our services here are very relevant to therapeutic recreational activities and cognitive mastery.
I am very excited to get to know more members and DRTh around the country. Work hand in hand with you to continue to promote and advocate for our very important role.
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
– “With your basket and my basket the people will thrive “