OUR STAFF

Meet the incredible Springboard team and learn what motivates them to work with the young people in our community!

Gary Diprose

MANAGING DIRECTOR

“Everybody deserves a great future. To stand in the corner of our young people who need support is my privilege. I get to invest my time and energy to such a worthy cause… it’s life changing.”

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Dan Gray

GENERAL MANAGER

“I work for Springboard because I want to make a difference and the work we are doing changes lives in this community”.

Brenda Lewis

OPERATIONS MANAGER

“I get to combine my lifelong love for young people, with skills I have picked up during my career, in an organisation that is truly helping change lives”.

Heather Upson

FINANCE MANAGER

“I work here because of what Springboard stands for – believing there is good in everyone, taking the time to encourage and support individuals to make good choices for a great future – Helping people help themselves!”

Stephanie Lane

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

“I love getting to help our communities’ vulnerable youth and working with an awesome team of tutors, supervisors and managers who have hearts the size of mountains.”

Susan Robinson

CONTRACT MANAGER (NEETs)

“I love being part of an amazing team that carries the history; present and future, of providing a solid support network to our young people. To bring change; helping others realise their potential, gives me the biggest joy in life. Springboard is a personal organisation that shows heart in this great community.”

Nikki Arnold

YARD WORKER

“I needed a chance when I was a young person, Springboard gave me one. Now I get to help others have that same chance. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose”.

Kimberley Portman

FUTUREWORKS TEAM LEADER

“I have felt called to be a guide to young people, ever since I was a teenager and had a mentor come into my life. I believe that that relationship is a big reason why I am still alive today. I do this for the one young person who needs someone like I did”.

David Gerbault

FUTUREWORKS YOUTH WORKER

“I do this for the love, the challenge of empowering young people to achieve their goals and to find direction and purpose”.

Sheralyn Cotton

MENTORING COORDINATOR

“I work at Springboard because I carry hope that everyone can have a brighter future”.

Caleb McCulloch

IT SUPPORT

“As a Computer Science student my biggest fear has always been that I would end up in a box working for some soulless company; and I am so happy to say that Springboard is anything but that. There really is a positive atmosphere about the place that is geared towards bringing change to the community and it is so exciting to be a part of that.”

Paul Sayers

IMPACT LEAD TUTOR

“My work lets me create opportunities for young people to have hope, purpose and a future in life”.

Hannah Street

LEARNING HUB LEAD TUTOR

“I help young people see their possibilities, see their futures and the diamonds inside themselves”.

Daniel Waitoa

YARD WORKER

“I work at Springboard with the hope that others can see that it is possible to change your life”.

Shelldon Holdsworth

VAULT GO 180 TEAM LEADER

“I work at Springboard to be that friend to a young person, that scaffolds life changes and adds support where possible. I commit myself to diligently work in collaboration with a multi-talented group in a consistent, practical and task-oriented way”.

Ashlee Prictor

ELEVATE TEAM LEADER

“Working at Springboard, has opened up an opportunity for me to be in a position to advocate, support and empower our most vulnerable children, youth and families, while fostering & implementing positive change!”

Occasionally the opportunity arises to add new members to the Springboard crew.

If you are looking to work with young people, their families or in community development be sure to watch this space.

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