Live for More Charitable Trust board members Bryan Winters, Melony Atkins, Krista Davis, Tamati Cameron, Rawiri Morunga and Toni-lee Hawira.

Bryan Winters

Bryan has a BA(Hons) in Geography and Economics from Victoria University of Wellington. He started as a secondary school teacher with a brief international career – in Hastings, NZ; Liberia, West Africa; and London, UK.  Bryan later changed to IBM and worked 13 years for them around New Zealand and in Singapore.  He then started up an office in Singapore for an Australian IT firm.  He has been back in New Zealand since the late 1990s, running his own IT businesses, while also being a marketing consultant for a local IT company, Technologywise.  Bryan is also the author of a book entitled ‘The Bishop, the Mullah, and the Smartphone’ which has been published in the USA. Bryan has been surfing for 46 years, and he ran the first boys surf camp in New Zealand in 1975.  Bryan was a pivotal volunteer and huge help with the Stoked tai ora surf programme run at Get Smart from 2011 to 2015.  Bryan lives in Mount Maunganui and is married to Rosie.  Together they have a blended family, a boy and a girl each.

Melony Atkins

Melony Atkins is the team leader of corporate planning and policy at Tauranga City Council. She has a background in policy analysis, strategy development, community development projects and legislation across a number of government departments in New Zealand and internationally. Melony has worked for Sport and Recreation New Zealand, Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Development and others. Melony also spent a number of years working for the World Health Organisation and NZAID in other countries, particularly the Pacific Islands, working on community development projects, developing sports capacity in Samoan schools, national health strategies, tobacco control, obesity reduction, and professional regulations. Melony has worked as a volunteer in communities in Africa, South-East Asia, and around the Pacific. Previously, Melony worked as the National Director of Christian Surfers New Zealand, and was very involved in developing women's surfing in New Zealand as the women's coordinator before that. Melony also sits on the Governance Board of Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand and is a keen surfer herself.

Krista Davis

Krista Davis is the founder and managing director of Live for More Charitable Trust.  She is also a drug and alcohol clinician and programme facilitator for Live for More.  Krista has a huge passion for working with people caught up with drugs, alcohol and crime and seeing them move forward to succeed in life.  She has been a registered DAPAANZ Drug and Alcohol Clinician since 2010 and has been working in the Mental Health and Addiction sector since 2009 when she moved to New Zealand from the United States.  Krista has a degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the University of Auckland.  Krista has worked in residential drug and alcohol rehab facilities, as well as a drug and alcohol clinician in community-based organizations in New Zealand.  Krista is a volunteer with Bay of Plenty Prison Fellowship and enjoys going to prison each month.  Krista is a passionate surfer who’s long had a dream to use surf therapy as a means to reach troubled youth, and in 2011 created and developed a successful surf therapy programme called Stoked tai ora while employed at Get Smart Tauranga.  This programme was featured on ‘Seven Sharp’ in October 2014 and was also a finalist in the Bay of Plenty DHB Innovation Awards in November 2013. Krista’s dream of surf therapy has continued on and developed into Live for More Charitable Trust.

Tamati Cameron

Tamati Cameron is of Te Rarawa descent in the far north but grew up mostly in the Waikato.  He has spent the past six years employed as Senior Pastor of C3 Church Tauranga. His major passion is to see transformed lives fulfilling their potential and making a positive lasting change on community. Prior to this role he spent six years working full time with youth and children in Hamilton. He also spent two and a half years working for the YMCA Tauranga coordinating their after-school care programmes, volunteers, and a youth programme. He has a strong sporting background and studied Psychology and History at The University of Waikato. He is currently enrolled in Te Ara Reo Māori Level 4 at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Tamati has been married for 12 years, and has four beautiful children.       

Rawiri Morunga

Rawiri is of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kahu descent.   He is currently the CEO at Hanmer Clinic Tauranga and has previously worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor.  Rawiri has a degree in Social Work from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as well as a Diploma in Marine Studies.  Rawiri has over four years experience working with at-risk young people in Alternative Education, as the programme coordinator at Active Training and with Te Tuinga Whānau.  Rawiri has also been a tutor at the BOP Polytec in the Marine Studies, Aquaculture and Customary Fishing departments.  He is passionate about working with troubled young people and easily able to relate to them, coming from a hardened background and having turned his own life around.         

Toni-lee Hawira

Toni-lee is of Ngāti Pūkenga descent and was raised in Arataki, Mount Maunganui.  She holds a Bachelor of Management Degree majoring in Accounting from Waikato University and is currently a provisional member of CAANZ.  She is passionate about assisting people to reach their dreams.  Toni-lee provides her incredible accounting services to Live for More.