Diane has been our manager since 2012, and works at our main office in Historic Village. Prior to that she was a volunteer financial mentor for two years.
“Being able to work with both volunteers and clients to help them with their money management and develop their financial capability is what drives me. I am a people person and enjoy working with others who have a passion to help people.”
Gay has been a Financial Mentor since 2013. She works out of our main office two days a week, and St Vincent de Paul on Fridays.
“I really like people and enjoy the stimulation of working through their financial situation to improve it. I love seeing people feel good about themselves when they gain control of their money.”
Jon has been working for Tauranga Budget Advisory service since 2013, based out of the main office on Monday mornings and sometimes on Thursday mornings as well. “I am a retired contracts manager, where communicating, negotiating and making “the books balance” was crucial.
Away from work my wife and I have fostered and adopted children I understand the hardship families goes through to make ends meet.
I take great pleasure in being able to help clients see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Jo trained in April 2008 and has been a financial mentor at the Merivale Clinic since 2010. She started working with Total Money Management clients in 2012. “I have been a financial mentor for eight years and have run the Merivale Clinic on a Wednesday for six years now. I love being part of the community and being available to help others. ”
Alison has been a financial mentor since 2011. She worked at Hillier Centre in Bayfair for three years, but now works out of our main office, three to four days a week.
“Having been on the other side, struggling with inherited debts, when I was able to get myself out of it I vowed and declared I would never be in that situation again. When my personal circumstances allowed, I grabbed the opportunity to train and haven’t looked back. The thing I value the most is helping people get out of debt and turn their lives around financially.”
Cody is based at our Historic Village office and she has been a financial mentor since 2014.
“After a relationship split I was inundated with so much debt I was unable to even open my mail for two years. After a friend taught me how to manage my money for the first time in my life I was able to pay the bills on time every time. From then on I was dedicated to helping others do the same.”
Lisa is running our clinic at the Katikati Resource Centre. Being a local in this gorgeous community, Lisa enjoys meeting people and helping to change their lives through better money management.
You will find Sue at our Toi Ohomai Bongard Clinic and also our Welcome Bay clinic. Sue has many years of Financial Mentoring with families and individuals and knows the needs of people in our community.
Rae has been a Mentor for a few years, working on Wednesdays from our main office.
As a retired teacher, Rae loves to help people and finds budget advising to be a concrete and positive way to do this. Having had a family of five she is well aware of the need to budget and loves helping people with practical, down-to-earth advice.
With 40 years in the banking and investment industry, Tam has a wealth of experience to share. “I have a genuine desire to help others and see them succeed and move forward so they can better help themselves”
Adrienne has been working for Tauranga Budget Advisory Service since February 2010, mainly with clients from Papamoa.
“I love to help people and love working with numbers. My passion is to make a difference in people’s lives. The relationships I develop with my clients is particularly rewarding to me.”
Runa takes care of our Te Puke clinics “I enjoy working with whanau so they can better their lives. I love seeing the long term results it creates within their home. “
With a background in Finance and Maori Development, Kylie is based at the Te Puke clinics. “I am very passionate helping others to achieve their financial goals. I particularly love it when I see my clients taking back control of their finances. That to me is awesome”.
Shelley takes care of our clinic in Maketu. “I love being a part of the team at Tauranga Budget Advisory Service. As a local in Maketu, I understand the vibe of the community and its needs.
Carole is our wonderful front of house receptionist. You will most likely talk to her when making an appointment. “I enjoying being a part of a great team here at Tauranga Budget Advisory Service and look forward to talking with you.”