Meet Our Team

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Hamish Flynn

Manager

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Jeremy Adams

Operations Manager

I was born and bred in Christchurch, spending most of my time on the East-side, until I moved school to Casebrook Intermediate and then Papanui High and have been here ever since. I have an incredible wife, Truus and 3 children, Izaak, Kaitlyn and Hannah. As one of the managers at LOOP, you may see me in any and all of the schools we serve in the northwest, make sure you come up and say hi. I love sport and currently play football, cricket and touch rugby (not at the same time). 
 

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Julz Ngaia

Senior Youth Worker

I grew up on the east side and went to Linwood High School. My dream job was to be a hairdresser which I have been for over 20 years. I have been doing youth work for 2 years. I am mum to 2 beautiful children Jaxon-Hoani 17 and Keretia 13.  I also have a dog named Skout, she is very protective but also loves cuddles. You may find me hanging out at Breens Intermediate, Bishopdale Primary, Northcote Primary and sometimes at Papanui High. I also run a afters chool girls programme. 

Creative Arts & Technology Coordinator

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Dan Carter

Senior Youth Worker

Gidday Team. I'm Dan, I'm 24 years young and I've been born and raised in Ōtautahi.

You'll find me hanging out at Casebrook Intermediate, Papanui High School and Neon (our intermediate aged youth group).

I enjoy all things sport and have a wonderful collection of Lego.

A quirk about me is I cannot roll my tongue, and I am utterly ashamed about it.

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Tom Linklater

Creative arts & Technology

Coordinator

Kia Ora team, my name is Tom. I’m 24, originally from Wellington and married to the incredible Maxine.
You may find me at one of our schools, Papanui, Emmanuel or Casebrook, Monday & Friday Hangs at LOOP, doing something with tech, running around at an event or putting up posts on Social Media.
I love creating music and visual art using technology, and crafting compelling stories.

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Anna Sapsford

Senior Youth Worker

I was born in Te Awamutu, but have lived in Chch for most of my life. I am one of 4 kids and love spending time with my family. I spend a lot of time at Breens and love hanging out there. I also hang out at Papanui a bit and you can find me on Friday afternoon at Neon! As well as my heart for young people, I care deeply for the environment and have a degree in environmental management. I also cannot resist the urge to sing anything loudly and poorly.

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Lydia Ellis

Senior Youth Worker

I am 1 of 7 siblings and consider myself super blessed, with a very loving and tight-knit family. I went to Hillview Christian School for my first 10 years of school and finished off my last 3 years at Middleton Grange. I was born and raised in Christchurch. You'll find me at lunchtimes at Papanui High School and Casebrook Intermediate, just listen out for a girl with an annoying and loud laugh. You'll also catch me at LOOP after-school on Mondays and at the odd event here or there.
 

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Skye Fuller

Youth Worker

I grew up Woodend with my parents and 10 siblings!

I went to Woodend primary school and Pegasus bay school and then moved on to Kaiapoi High school. I studies with Praxis in 2021 so I could become a qualified youthworker.

You might see me hanging at the LOOP Youth Centre after school on Monday, I also work in Northcote primary school and help oir with our social media and website content.

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Jamal Sygrove

Youth Worker

Hi, my name is Jamal Oppong Sygrove, I was raised a only child by my mother and was taught to always be myself and do not apologize for it.
I went to Jean Seabrook Memorial School and Rangiora New life School.
You might find me at LOOP or Papanui Baptist church helping out with Neon on a Friday.
I like old school hip hop and I can touch my nose with my tongue.