Our Mentors

Our mentors provide a fun and stimulating environment, and we have technicians and therapists on-hand to make any necessary adjustments.

If you are interested in attending or you would like to find out more information, please complete the expression of interest form or email   .

Cecilia

Hi my name is Cecilia, I am 25 years old and studying to be a teacher and a mother of a 5 year old boy. I have been in a wheelchair for 9 years now and wanted to become a mentor as I would like to pass on my knowledge, to give helpful hints that I have picked up over the years.

Brett

Hi, I’m Brett – a bit about myself and why I chose to be a mentor... Back in 1987 I had an accident on my road bike that involved a van that left me with a crushed spine at the level of t2-t3 which meant I had become a high level paraplegic. It took me a while to get used to the idea that my whole life had just been turned upside down and torn apart, but over time I learnt there was still a lot I could still do, it just took a bit more time and thinking to get things done. For one I could still go hunting be it in a different way, and this helped me realize I could still be independent. My life experience with my injury and how I dealt with it made me want to help others and show them the different ways they can do things to make their life a bit better.

Maioro

Kia Ora, I'm Maioro. I was born with Spina Bifida and have been a wheelchair user since age 2. I enjoy being active and playing wheelchair basketball for Waikato. I have a Diploma in Sport Recreation and Exercise Science and have a passion for helping others to become more active. I love my role as a wheelchair skills training mentor, teaching wheelchair users skills to be able to safely use their wheelchairs. I believe all wheelchair users should be able to use their wheelchairs confidently and independently so that they can get the most out of their life.

Glenn

Hi my name is Glenn; I’m one of the wheelchair skills mentor’s.  Back in 1984 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident which left me a tetraplegic and dramatically changed my life. Since my injury I met and married my wife and raised four children.  I’ve worked as a welder, driver, manager and owned and operated a restaurant and bar.  I play wheelchair rugby for the Bay; I enjoy the beach and leading an active life.  Being a mentor for Seating To go I have enjoyed being able to teach techniques that make life easier in a chair and showing that having a disability is not the end of the world. With the right attitude you can have an enjoyable and productive life.

Paul

Kia ora. My name is Paul, I’m 26yrs of age and currently living in Edgecumbe in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. I’m outgoing and very friendly, motivated and enjoy anything that takes me out of my comfort zone. I wanted to become a mentor because I love working as part of a group or one on one. I feel I have the basic knowledge of everyday living in a wheelchair, and would love to share my skills to help other user’s better themselves in day to day living.

Aaron

Hi, I’m Aaron. I have been in a wheelchair since I was 17 years-old as a result of a motorcycle accident. I love working with people and inspiring them to have a positive attitude, while supporting them to reach their potential in life. I am looking forward to working with more people in the future and encouraging them to do their best alongside my fellow mentors and Seating To Go.

Timothy

Having survived a serious mountain bike accident in 2010, I’ve had to adapt to life’s challenges & the implications of living with a high-level spinal injury tetraplegia. I very much identify with grief & loss; though I’ve discovered you can achieve amazing things with a bit of courage & creativity. As somebody who gets around in an electric wheelchair, I know that navigating obstacles can be a bit scary, but you can go most places with a little determination & practice! All of us have challenges to overcome in life. But there is always hope; especially when others can travel the journey with you. Hope to see you soon!

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