Board of Trustees

Matthew Comer

Matt works as a financial consultant and has over 20 years of experience assisting businesses with major projects and investment decisions. Matt has a BCom(Hons) degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Auckland.  He is also a qualified surf instructor and enjoys volunteering with Live for More and sharing the stoke of surfing.  Matt’s governance experience includes currently serving on the board of Hope Street and previously Christian Surfers New Zealand and YMCA Auckland.

Tamati Cameron

Tamati Cameron is of Te Rarawa descent in the far north but grew up mostly in the Waikato. He has spent the past eight years employed as Senior Pastor of C3 Church Tauranga. His major passion is to see transformed lives fulfilling their potential and making a positive lasting change on community. Prior to this role he spent six years working full time with youth and children in Hamilton. He has a strong sporting background and studied Psychology and History at The University of Waikato. He continues to have a passion for sports and is a keen surfer.

Krista Davis

Krista Davis is the founder and youth clinician of Live for More Charitable Trust. Krista is passionate about working with people caught up with drugs, alcohol and crime and seeing them move forward to succeed in life. Krista has a degree in Psychology from UCSB and a post-graduate certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the Auckland University. She has been a registered DAPAANZ Drug and Alcohol Clinician since 2010. Krista is a passionate surfer who’s long had a dream to use surf therapy as a means to reach troubled youth. Krista’s dream of surf therapy has developed into Live for More.

Andrew Smith

Andrew is the current board chairman for Live for More. Andrew grew up in England and moved to NZ with his wife and children in the early 1980s. He has recently retired from a career that involved hospital surgery, church pastoral work, counselling and tertiary education. His wife of 41 years, Ruth, died in 2018. He has three adult children and two grandsons. Andrew has a doctorate degree; his research focussed on spirituality and the transition from boyhood to manhood. While not a surfie, Andrew loves the outdoors, and is passionate about seeing people become secure in who they are and discover what they can excel at.

Paul Wrigley

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auckland University. He has 23 years as a NZ Police Officer, and is the Community Constable for Tauranga City. He is highly motivated to find solutions that affect the community other than traditional arrest and prosecution models. He believes Live For More offers young men a fantastic chance for a meaningful life before becoming institutionalised within the justice system. Paul loves spending time with family and friends and is an avid surfer, both as a sport and a way to relax and recharge.

Toni-Lee Hawira

Toni-lee is of Ngati Pukenga descent and was raised in Arataki, Mount Maunganui. She holds a Bachelor of Management Degree majoring in Accounting from Waikato University and is currently a member of CAANZ. She is passionate about assisting people to reach their dreams. Toni-lee is the fantastic treasurer of Live for More who always has a smile on her face.