Meet The Team

Gina Reed - Manaaki Motu Founder

Gina, is a passionate board sports lover. Her experience as a skateboard and snowboard instructor, personal trainer, and yoga teacher makes her a great coach when learning to skateboard for the first time. She is kind, empathetic, and full of care and joy. Since 2016 Gina has taught hundreds of wāhine to skateboard and she knows how overwhelming learning can be. Gina will work with you to remove any kind of anxiety you may feel, and help you focus on small achievable steps which will set you up for success and fun.

Teesh Yang

Coaching since 2016, Teesh is an experienced and kind skateboard instructor. Her passion for dancing and longboarding makes her an elegant skateboarder, keen to share her skills with you. She’s also a BIG advocate for making safety gear sexy!

Cleo Hood

Cleo's friendly and easy going nature will put you at ease when learning something new. She enjoys both skateboarding and surfing and has been coaching with Manaaki Motu for the last few years.

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