Peter has come to Tihoi after being Head of Campus at the all-girls outdoor school Kahunui – a position he has held since December 2017. Prior to that, he spent 18 months as Deputy Director of Kahunui. Peter taught and was an outdoor instructor at our Tihoi Venture campus, for 30 months between June 2011 and December 2013. Having worked with youth for 20 years, Peter gained a BSc at Liverpool John Moores University, has taught for 17 years and has 11 years experience in residential outdoor education. He has gained his NZOIA Bush 2 and Sea Kayak 1 qualifications. Peter and his wife Nicola have a family of two young boys and will fit in well within the Tihoi residential community.
Tel: +64 27 445 5572
Callum is the Deputy Director and an integral part of the senior leadership team at Tihoi. His role provides support and oversight to Tihoi's pastoral care programme. Callum is passionate about the opportunities that Tihoi creates to develop adolescent resilience and social responsibility.
Callum holds a BRecMgt, GradDipT and qualifications in guidance and counselling. He has NZOIA Awards in alpine, bush (Level 2), rock, sea kayak, cave and outdoor safety management. Currently Callum assesses for NZOIA (bush level 2 assessor) and skills active; and he is completing a masters degree in experiential learning and development.
Ryan Malcolm started with Tihoi Venture School contracting as an independent outdoor instructor. After seeing the value Tihoi has in young men, Ryan joined the school as a full-time outdoor instructor and tutor in 2016 and was promoted to Chief Instructor in 2020.
Ensuring all aspects of the programme are safe, Ryan develops staff outdoor instructional skills, organises programme logistics, and maintains the best health and safety protocols.
He believes outdoor recreation teaches pushing personal limits, building connections with others, understanding our natural environment, and unwinding from a busy digital life.
Gaining a Diploma in Outdoor LEadership and Management from Otago Polytechnic, Ryan also holds NZOIA Bush 1, Rock 1, Cave 2 and Assessor.
Ryan is an active member of the New Zealand Canyon and Cave search and rescue and lives onsite with his wife Emma and their two children.
AJ completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at the University of Otago in 2014 and went on to complete his Diploma in Teaching the following year.
AJ worked as a teacher in Christchurch for two years before joining the Tihoi campus in 2017.
His interests are tramping, rock climbing, white water rafting, sea kayaking and mountain biking. His sporting passion is cricket where he plays in the premier league for Lake Taupo Cricket Club.