our team

  Kim MacPherson - Keeping Cool After School since 1987.   Kim started her kit construction experience early with a part time job as a kid in her parents' lolly repacking business.  A career as Willy Wonka while it beckoned, was not to be for Kim who went down a more stable path of Science at Otago.  Suddenly distraught that a lab career might not mean a lifetime interacting with young people she tacked on an teaching qualification to her science degree and hey presto - Kim - Legend Teacher emerged fully formed from the nest!  Kim has already taught a cluster of world changers and future makers and we are excited to have her and her vision as part of our team (not least for those kit packing abilities)

Kim MacPherson - Keeping Cool After School since 1987.

Kim started her kit construction experience early with a part time job as a kid in her parents' lolly repacking business.  A career as Willy Wonka while it beckoned, was not to be for Kim who went down a more stable path of Science at Otago.  Suddenly distraught that a lab career might not mean a lifetime interacting with young people she tacked on an teaching qualification to her science degree and hey presto - Kim - Legend Teacher emerged fully formed from the nest!  Kim has already taught a cluster of world changers and future makers and we are excited to have her and her vision as part of our team (not least for those kit packing abilities)

  Louise Kirk - Logistics Manager, Timekeeper, Fabric Specialist   Louise Kirk claims to remember only one thing from her Morrinsville based school days - a unit on planets that involved a galaxy of papier mache versions being hung from the ceiling.  Alas - Louise's career as an astronomer/spacewoman failed to transpire (possibly due to a lack of a local Morrinsville Space Programme) and she was forced to turn her sights towards more practical matters - events, dairy farming, marketing and project management. Her sense of style and attention to detail is a blessing in our business and in her new home.  NASA's loss - our gain.

Louise Kirk - Logistics Manager, Timekeeper, Fabric Specialist

Louise Kirk claims to remember only one thing from her Morrinsville based school days - a unit on planets that involved a galaxy of papier mache versions being hung from the ceiling.  Alas - Louise's career as an astronomer/spacewoman failed to transpire (possibly due to a lack of a local Morrinsville Space Programme) and she was forced to turn her sights towards more practical matters - events, dairy farming, marketing and project management. Her sense of style and attention to detail is a blessing in our business and in her new home.

NASA's loss - our gain.

  Kylie Power - Owner, School Visitor, Problem Solver   After receiving the class prize in Standard 2, ahead of T.R. Hancock, Kylie set her sights high. But....despite going on to receive the chapel choir medal (rumoured to be for attendance) a career in musical theatre was not to be. An adolescence in Wanganui, with only her Yamaha Mint for transport, served her well in the logistics stakes and she went on to develop a fine career in retail, teaching and child health.   (It should also be noted that Kylie won the WB Poulson Cup for Perseverance).  .

Kylie Power - Owner, School Visitor, Problem Solver

After receiving the class prize in Standard 2, ahead of T.R. Hancock, Kylie set her sights high. But....despite going on to receive the chapel choir medal (rumoured to be for attendance) a career in musical theatre was not to be. An adolescence in Wanganui, with only her Yamaha Mint for transport, served her well in the logistics stakes and she went on to develop a fine career in retail, teaching and child health. 

(It should also be noted that Kylie won the WB Poulson Cup for Perseverance).

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  Kerri Martin - School Visitor, Teacher Relationships   We knew from the outset that Kerrie was a mover and shaker and that she had a secret habit of converting entire rooms of her own house (paint job included) overnight as surprises for family members away on holiday.  Basically Kerrie was 'The Block' before 'The Block' was even a gleam in TV3's eye.  Kerrie has worked in many educational roles including Deputy Principal, RTLB, Arts Advisor and Classroom Teacher. We're excited to have Kerrie bringing the same new lick of paint to School Kit that will mean wise counsel, much giggling and service with a smile.

Kerri Martin - School Visitor, Teacher Relationships

We knew from the outset that Kerrie was a mover and shaker and that she had a secret habit of converting entire rooms of her own house (paint job included) overnight as surprises for family members away on holiday.  Basically Kerrie was 'The Block' before 'The Block' was even a gleam in TV3's eye.  Kerrie has worked in many educational roles including Deputy Principal, RTLB, Arts Advisor and Classroom Teacher. We're excited to have Kerrie bringing the same new lick of paint to School Kit that will mean wise counsel, much giggling and service with a smile.

  Liora Saad - School Visitor, Efficiency Expert, Best Cafe Locator.   Nicknamed 'Liora the Explorer' in her last job, Liora comes to us by a long wandering - not the least of which is her Mexican and Jewish heritage and saxaphone bat mitzvah performances; her Californian upbringing; her attendance at college in Washington DC during 2001 (we'll let you do the math); a thriving stationery empire, wellness and graphic design businesses.  This girl has a story so compelling that we're still pinching ourselves that she wants to work with us.  

Liora Saad - School Visitor, Efficiency Expert, Best Cafe Locator.

Nicknamed 'Liora the Explorer' in her last job, Liora comes to us by a long wandering - not the least of which is her Mexican and Jewish heritage and saxaphone bat mitzvah performances; her Californian upbringing; her attendance at college in Washington DC during 2001 (we'll let you do the math); a thriving stationery empire, wellness and graphic design businesses.  This girl has a story so compelling that we're still pinching ourselves that she wants to work with us.  

  Emma Bettle - Owner, Resource Inventor, School Visitor   Aside from being the Rongotea 25m freestyle champion (U12) Emma never received a prize for anything but instead developed a not entirely natural obsession with lists and star charts. Despite an unusual level of dedication (as opposed to talent) to jazz dancing not commonly seen in her hometown of Palmerston North, her dreams of attending ‘Fame School’ in New York never eventuated.  Let's hope it wasn't due to those robust eyebrows right there.  In the end the list obsession proved far more useful and she went on to a career in teaching and project management.

Emma Bettle - Owner, Resource Inventor, School Visitor

Aside from being the Rongotea 25m freestyle champion (U12) Emma never received a prize for anything but instead developed a not entirely natural obsession with lists and star charts. Despite an unusual level of dedication (as opposed to talent) to jazz dancing not commonly seen in her hometown of Palmerston North, her dreams of attending ‘Fame School’ in New York never eventuated.

Let's hope it wasn't due to those robust eyebrows right there.

In the end the list obsession proved far more useful and she went on to a career in teaching and project management.