The team at Tihoi

The team at Tihoi

30 May 2022

Under the leadership of Peter Evans, Director of Tihoi Venture School, is a passionate team of 10 teachers and instructors who proudly share their knowledge of the outdoors with students.

Having already taught at Tihoi in the past, Michael King joins the community as the Head of Operations. Mike is responsible for maintaining and future proofing the facilities, tutoring Pollys House, and teaching the outdoor programmes.

Keen paddler and scientist Rob Evans (no relation to Peter!) joins Tihoi as Head of Teaching and Learning. Having taught both in New Zealand and abroad, Rob is passionate about proving how science in the outdoors makes academics relevant.

The Teacher and Outdoor Instructors team includes Rob Wynn (the brother of former Director of Tihoi, Chris Wynn), long-serving staff members Boyd McManus, Stew Tukerangi, and Michelle Campbell.

Making up the Outdoor Instructor team are extraordinaires James McLean, Dave Lourie, and Tamara (Tami) Green. Together the trio has years of outdoor experience and a multitude of qualifications across a variety of pursuits.

In charge of the outdoors is Cameron Walker who rejoins Tihoi after a hiatus of several years. During those years away, Cameron has worked as a mountain guide in the South Island, sat on the board of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association, guided in both Antarctica and the Arctic and recently got engaged.

Alongside the teachers and outdoor instructors, Nicola Evans, Peter’s wife, holds the integral role of Student Support Liaison. Tihoi Venture School also employs two grounds staff, an administration manager, three caterers, and a nanny. Gerard Pasco leads the Tihoi kitchen, keeping those boys fed and ready to go.