After many years of volunteer work in surfing at both local and national levels, I was encouraged to enroll at Waikato University where I graduated with a P G Dip (MNO) in 2006. This has given me insight into flawed management styles that micromanage people typified with autocratic and hierarchical practices. I embrace a nurture management style that “catches people doing something good”, that retain and retrain thereby increasing capacity of both the individual the organization (and the people it serves).
I started surfing with my family in the very early 1960’s and found that this sport and culture really opened up my creative side. It led me to writing, marketing, copywriting and a flair for event development and management.
As the inaugural President of AWSA I look forward to gently guiding our team to sound planning and practices that empower all women who surf and who want to surf.