Meet The Team
Jacqueline Anne (Jac) has worked in the field of social work and counselling for 30 years. She is a member of NZ Association of Counselling. Jac brings a rich life experience. Her skill in facilitating groups, alongside the sensitivity of working with individuals brings an intelligent sensibility to her work. Jac values nature as a balancer for good mental health.
Deborah Stanaway (Deb) is a media veteran of 30 years - as a copywriter, a national radio-newsreader and international voiceover artist. Seeking the balance of the mountains Deb relocated from the city to the foothills of Mid Canterbury. Gardening, native landscaping and making delicious food keep her busy, along with recording voiceover tracks from home and sending her voice off around the world. Deb's passionate about people understanding the importance of being in harmony with our planet.
Genevieve de Spa
Genevieve de Spa (Gen) is an Eco-Warrior and ex-paramedic with a deep belief that indigenous wisdom, especially Te Ao Maori, has much to offer us towards the restoration and regeneration of our living planet. As well as being the caretaker at Staveley Camp and initiating the forest restoration project, Gen is on the ECan Ashburton-Hinds Zone Committee and the Mid Canterbury Timebank Board. She is currently completing her Masters in Permaculture Economics and actioning Permaculture Economics in Christchurch and Mid-Canterbury. A love of snowboarding and skiing makes Staveley the perfect home for Gen.