Meet the Directors



Jamee Martinez and Deborah Ussery are co-founders and directors of Ahi Toitoi Manawa. They both come from the United States but have a heart for New Zealand and its people.

Jamee is faithful, determined, and nurturing. She has a particular passion to help the voiceless be heard. As a result, she has worked at a camp for children with disabilities for the past 6 summers. 

Deborah is loud and encouraging. She is a certified primary educator and strongly encourages exploratory learning. She has worked for summer camps as a counselor and program coordinator.

Both are eager to serve you and hope to see you at Ahi Toitoi Manawa’s next event!


Photo by Shannon Smart