Coming from the hospitality industry, Clint believes in making a place better than when you found it, especially when it comes to helping youth. He’s keen to break the cycle of drinking (with Take 10) and the cycle of poverty (with Do Some Good), and create positive experiences for older folk with Generation Link.
Clint has a 16-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. He sits on the board of the Hospitality Association, Wellington Branch, and is Chair of the Redwood School Board.
Paul is the Managing Director of Manaaki Management Limited. He entered the hospitality industry as a bartender, and by the age of 24 was managing 40 staff as the catering manager of a large, five-star hotel.
Between juggling the needs of his whānau/fanau with seven children, Paul also sits on the following boards:
Wayne has spent the greater part of his working years in the corporate world as Vice President Sales Australasia for Goodyear Dunlop based in Melbourne. Wayne is a family man – father of two and grandfather of three. Since 2008 he has turned his business acumen to the running of three major whānau-owned businesses.
Wayne is Chairman of the Te Awe Board because he wants to give something back to the Māori world that he is a part of. The VSCT is lucky to have a man of Wayne’s calibre and experience who is willing to give some of his valuable time and experience to helping others.
Having spent time running entertainment venues around NZ, Adam is passionate about creating a positive drinking culture, and having space where at-risk youth can take time out or get help when they are out (at Take 10).
Adam has two young children and believes strongly that no child should have to go through a school day on an empty stomach, and if we can pay it forward we encourage growth and development of our youngest stars (via Do some Good).
A professional builder by trade, Chad is now the General Manager of Rydges Wellington Airport and has been in hospitality now for over 10 years. He discovered an unexpected passion for this dynamic industry and is motivated by assisting his team to grow and enjoy the varied environment of this trade.
Chad wants to give something back to the younger generation, he is a proud father of his 7 year old daughter and believes no child should ever go hungry.
Leigh takes charge of the day-to-day running of both Take 10 and Do Some Good. Having watched and supported the Trust’s journey with Clint since its conception, it’s exciting for Leigh to be on board.
Knowing VSCT is making a real impact in the lives of young kiwis, is what excites Leigh. There isn’t anything better than seeing a smile on a kids face and knowing you help put it there. Leigh has a 7-year daughter and a 15-year-old step son who lives in South Africa.
Jess has a background in the events and hospitality industry with a focus on operations, planning, and community engagement. She is energetic and fun-loving and enjoys cooking, arts, music, and the occasional horse ride. (She has a softness for all animals!) A good day for Jess is when she comes home dirty or covered in flour or paint! She is passionate about creating a good positive culture that fosters engagement, inclusion, creativity, and leadership. Jess has recently joined the VSCT as the Youth Coordinator but has been involved with the VSCT for a number of years. She has been involved in Do Some Good Volunteer Days, food box deliveries and the occasional stint on the late-night Take 10 Support Zone. Jess is originally from New Mexico, has lived in the UK, and has been in New Zealand (which is now home) for over thirteen years. She loves to travel and study, eat, create and have an overall good time. Her New Zealand family is comprised of Jess, her Australian partner, two cats, and her wonderful foster daughter. She also has 2 nieces in the states who she loves to spoil and spend time with.*