Toni-Lee Hawira
He uri nō Tauranga Moana, Ruapehu Maunga hoki. Ko Ngāti Pukenga me Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi nga Iwi.

Toni-Lee is born and bred Tauranga Moana and has been involved with Live For More since the beginning, supporting in various roles, including as the Financial Manager, now on the Board as a Trustee. As a Chartered Accountant, she has worked in various accounting roles for nearly 10 years. Over her career she has been recognised for her natural leadership, analytical eye and hard-working attitude. She has seen some of the many incredible transformations and amazing work that Live For More has done over the years and is passionate about supporting and being a part of the continuation of that journey into the future, working specifically in her trained space.

Toni-Lee, her husband Manny and their daughter Te Tai Marino live in Arataki. Outside of work, she enjoys climbing Mauao for karakia and having whānau over for kai.
Matt Hegan

Matt has eaten a lot of humble pie whilst learning to surf. It tasted like sand. He occasionally looks to the longboard and for small, easy waves to continue that learning journey. Matt is a psychologist and loves the practical nature of Live For More and the process of applying the learnings of the ocean and surfing to the lives of the young men that LFM serve.

Krista Dixon

Krista is the founder and Executive Director of Live for More Charitable Trust. She was born and raised in America, but has lived in New Zealand since 2009 and considers Aotearoa New Zealand her home. Krista lives in Arataki, Mount Maunganui with her husband Jared and their daughter Praise. Krista is passionate about working with people caught up with drugs, alcohol and crime and seeing them move forward to succeed in life. Krista has a degree in Psychology from UCSB and a post-graduate certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the Auckland University. She has been a registered DAPAANZ Drug and Alcohol Clinician since 2010. Krista has volunteered in NZ prisons for years and loves spending time with those behind the wire, supporting them to make positive life changes. Krista is a passionate surfer who’s long had a dream to use surf therapy as a means to reach troubled youth. Krista’s dream of surf therapy began in 2012 and she later founded Live for More in 2015 to pursue surf therapy full-time.

Tamati Cameron

Tamati is of Te Rarawa descent in the far north but grew up mostly in the Waikato. He has spent the past eight 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 has a strong sporting background and studied Psychology and History at The University of Waikato. He continues to have a passion for sports and is a keen surfer.

Amie Mafi

Amie has long held a passionate interest in issues of justice and social deprivation, both locally and abroad, being actively involved with NZ Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and Serving in Mission (SIM). She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and Sociology (UoA).  Amie has a special interest in the criminal justice system, rehabilitation, and aspects of restorative justice.  She is currently completing a Law degree at the University of Auckland.   Amie met Krista Dixon at the conception phase of Live for More and, convinced of its role especially in addressing an important gap in current social services to young men, has been an ardent supporter of the Trust ever since. Amie is of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō descent. Amie is married, has three kids, and wishes she could surf!