The Manawatu Young Chamber Board was launched on the 1st March 2018. It’s purpose to link the Youth within our community with the Business community.
Meet our Board members
Felicia Aull Youth Ambassador with Manawatu Young Chamber
Felicia started with the Manawatu Chamber early 2017 as an intern developing the social media strategy with an economic focus. Currently completing a Masters in Environmental Management and is passionate about helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle. Felicia jointly heads up the Young Chamber tasked with connecting the youth of the Manawatu with Business.
Mariah Clark Youth Ambassador with Manawatu Young Chamber
Mariahs initial project with the Chamber in 2017 was to help develop the training programme Lunch and Learn. She currently works full time with Watsons Integrity but still finds time to develop her leadership skills and jointly heads up the Manawatu Young Chamber with a passion around creating a central connection point for Youth Organisations.
Johnelle Hosking – Marketing and Communications Coordinator BCC/ Regional CoOrdinator Young Enterprise Scheme Manawatu and a Self Empowerment Coach.
As a trained Health Coach and Mentor in Big Brothers/Sisters Manawatu and Future Leader participant, Johnelle loves helping people, making an impact in peoples lives and getting out in the community. When she is not spending a lot of her time helping youth be confident and increasing their self awareness, or teaching them business and social enterprise, she loves boxing and anything that makes her feel empowered. Our very own….SuperHero who lives a limitless life full of possibilities.
Remy Waldteufel-Irvine – Student City Co-Ordinator for PNCC
Remy studied at University in Copenhagen and moved to Palmerston North. She is tasked with increasing the Youth Voice in Palmerston North and is also involved with increasing the visibility and connectivity of the youth of Manawatu with Tertiary Providers.
As part of the Community Services Team she works with all four tertiary providers to provide a positive student life experience for all national and international students in Palmerston North. She is involved in Palmerston Norths Youth Space, a venture of the PNCC that provides a safe, alcohol and drug free space for young people aged 13-19 to call their own.
Alex Short – Part time at Plumbing Store, Part time Gymnastics Coach, Manawatu Young Ambassador with MDC
Alex has family connections in the Feilding Business District and as a Youth Ambassador is part of the advisory group to the Manawatu District Council. She leads a group of over 20 youth who are inspired to participate in local governance and want to be involved in our community. She is also on the Halcombe Community Development Group where she was able to help organise local ANZAC Day service and parade. With both these groups I am able to regularly write/present submissions to the council and give feedback from a youths’ perspective.
Ben Schmidt – MUSA President/ Student
Passionately representing and empowering the students voice at Massey. Ben originally studied at Wanganui High and now completing a degree in Social Anthropology at Massey. After previously representing the students as Welfare Officer he has now moved into the Presidents role as MUSA. Ben also volunteers with Manawatu Street Van, been a territorial as a NCO in the Cadet Forces, develops his public speaking skills through Toastmasters, has a voice with Massey University Academic Board amongst other activities and in any spare time that he gets, he enjoys bush life
Kit Williams – Mentor, Trainer and Masters Student
Kit is originally from Germany and spent his earlier years between there and the UK however the transient lifestyle of his formative years gave him a passion for seeking out new experiences and opportunities, especially when it involves learning more about different cultures. Kit gained BA in English and Media at Massey University, ultimately graduating as a Massey scholar. He then took on a team leader role where he developed his interpersonal and communication skills, becoming effective at managing and guiding his team to success. After a period a travelling around Europe to feed his travel bug, Kit returned to New Zealand and transitioned into a part-time mentoring and training role while studying his Masters degree full time. Through the interaction and communication required within both of these pursuits, Kit has built his leadership skills and discovered a real passion for helping others achieve their career goals.
Kiesha Dais – Youth Development Officer/Youth Space & Future Leaders Coach/Inspiring Stories
Whilst studying her Bachelor of Social Work, Kiesha started working at the Youth Space (PNCC) as a Youth Development Officer nearly 5 years ago. Now graduated, she still loves every opportunity to work alongside & connect with other organisations to achieve the best outcomes for young people within the community. Kiesha has recently taken up the exciting role of being Palmy’s 2018 Future Leaders Coach. As a coach, she will empower young people 17-25 years to build on their entrepreneurship and leadership skills, whilst working on ambitious, meaningful projects to tackle local issues and help their communities to flourish.
Outside of her work with young people, Kiesha also gets to motivate and support others to reach their ‘Level 10’ through her Life and Wellness Coaching. Empowering people to become the best version of themselves!!