Meet the Staff
Jack started as the WILSS General Manager in April 2018.
His previous role was at Hockey New Zealand, as the Community Hockey Manager for Young People. Prior to that Jack held the conjoined role of Regional Development Manager for Waikato Hockey Association and the Sportsforce Hockey Development Office for Sport Waikato.
Before his move into the sport sector he was the Head of Automotive at WINTEC and earlier spent 22 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
As the School Programme Manager at WILSS Paula's role focuses upon leadership and volunteerism with Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School students as well as community groups.
Her qualifications include BTchg, BEd and PGDip SPLS and a Masters in Sport & Leisure Studies (2015).
Paula has taught at both Secondary and Tertiary Institutions and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with learners and in particular, youth. She is a coach and through this has a passion in supporting and guiding our future leaders through the leadership development programmes she delivers at WILSS.
As the Academic Manager at WILSS Naomi’s role focuses on sport leadership and volunteerism with secondary school students, teachers and adult learners. Her qualifications include BSocSci, PGDipSPLS, PGDipT, developing tertiary level courses for displaced youth and adult learners returning to education. As Academic Manager her responsibilities stretch from Unit Standards in Schools to Nationally recognised certificate courses at the tertiary level. All of which include developing courses that meet a need, resource development, delivery, moderation, and evaluation, striking a balance between the requirements of NZQA and the needs of our akonga. With almost 20 years experience in education and over 30 years experience coaching sport, Naomi has a real passion for seeing people experience personal growth and development in a way that inspires them to be lifelong learners..
Samantha is an Exercise and Sport Science Graduate from Massey University, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, specialising in Physical Education and Health.
As the Volunteer Programme Coordinator her role will focus on leadership and volunteering with Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School students as well as community groups.
Sam is actively involved with the fitness industry and coaching of field hockey. She is passionate about coaching and loves to share her knowledge with committed sports athletes and clients. She enjoys helping others, while watching them succeed and achieve their goals.
Contact Details: Sam@wilss.ac.nz or phone 027 508 5508
Zelda provides programme/administration support for the WILSS team.
Her experience within the education sector has included 12 years as a Business Administration Tutor for a Private Training Provider as well as managing a community education programme at a local secondary school.
She has a BA (Hons) from Massey University and a Certificate in Adult Teaching.