Meet our SeeCom staff

Adele Sauer

ADELE HAUWAI

CEO Founder

Adele  is of Ngati-Kahungunu/Tuhoe/Ngati-Maniapoto descent.  She has over 25 years of experience learning & teaching sign language.  She has degree studies in business, special education, & sign language.  Her passions are sign language, entrepreneurship, learning, & helping others.

BJ Walbaekken

BJ WALBAEKKEN

IT Project Manager

 

Over 25 years experience in IT & Sales Management, BJ brings his wealth of experience dealing with technology projects to assist with going digital with sign language technology

REBECCA HENWOOD

SeeCom Tutor

NZSL Communicator/Tutor for over 20 years.  With her experience in the fundraising & disability sector also, she puts 200% into anything she does.

 

Jane Crown

JANE CROWN

SeeCom Tutor

Being a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult), Jane has had exposure to Deaf culture & sign language all her life.  Proud wahine from Maniapoto/Rereahu.  She is also a "happy go lucky person" & loves the fun involved in being a SeeCom tutor

 

Lauren Townsend

LAUREN TOWNSEND

SeeCom General Manager/Tutor

Lauren is profoundly Deaf of Ngati-Kahungunu/Tuwharetoa descent.  Former student of van Asch Deaf Education Centre, Lauren is fluent in both NZSL & Auslan.  She has degree studies in Media Communication, Business Management and Deaf studies. Lauren also work as a support trainer with Deaf adults.

TRACEY NAPA

SeeCom Tutor

Tracey has been a qualifed NZSL Interpreter for over 6 years.  She loves dealing with children with special needs also.  She has a passion for sign language & loves to help various communities using sign language