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Ngapuhi nui tonu, Ngati kahu, Whangaroa, Te Rarawa, Tainui
Cinnamon has worked across the health and social services sectors for over 30 years. She has a background in nursing, law, research and policy and has worked for both Government and Non-Government organisations. Cinnamon has been involved in a number of key initiatives and programmes aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Maori and others that are disadvantaged.
Sharon is the Executive Assistant at Thrive. She grew up in Wellington and moved to Auckland where she has worked in the corporate field for many years. Her decision to join Thrive is motivated by her desire to give back to the community. Sharon has adopted a son from overseas and enjoys spending time with him and the rest of her family.
Terry Tauroa grew up in South Auckland, becoming an at home dad with three young sons, in Whangaroa, with the passing of his partner in 1994.
He returned to education with the turn of the century gaining a BA from Waikato University and Post Graduate Teaching Diploma from Waikato Teachers College in 2010, gaining a position at TKKM o Whangaroa to establish the Whare Kura and NCEA.
He is currently working part time for Thrive while completing other tertiary pursuits in Business Studies.
His Secondary teaching has influenced his wish to assist the male rangatahi in becoming confident, articulate and beneficial members of their communities and their family.