Tampy joined COMET Auckland – Te Hononga Akoranga in 2020 as a Community Activator for the Talking Matters team. Father of four and first time stay at home dad with son Hawaiki, Tampy took part in the Talking Matters to Tāmaki movement in 2019. After seeing first hand the successful results of the programme, Tampy became a whānau to whānau coach for Talking Matters, which quickly accelerated his passion to help educate others of the importance of quality communication with children from 0 – 3yrs. Tampy is a fluent speaker of Gagana Sāmoa and is driven to see children have equal education opportunities in Aotearoa. Tampy brings with him 10 years experience advocating for the rights of Pacific and Māori in the workplace as a frontline senior Union Delegate.