Sam is the student care manager at EDENZ Colleges. His priority is to ensure that students are supported from the moment they arrive at EDENZ until the completion of their studies and are invited into a sense of community and purpose. Sam is a qualified counsellor, a provisional member of the NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors), and is available for one-on-one counselling with students.

Sam has a background in ESOL teaching, as well as counselling in high-school and in private practice. He is of Maori (Ngati Toa and Ngati Raukawa) and Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in France.

Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He is a coffee and cigar aficionado. He loves jogging, as well as studying poker strategy, philosophy, and theology. Overall, he enjoys intimacy, good conversations, and being involved in other people’s lives.



O: +64 9 309 5208 Extn: 334
M: +64 21 518 839


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity CertTESOL)
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTh)
  • Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns)


  • Provisional Member of NZAC