He uri ahau nõ Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tamatea He Tangata Matarehu ahau Ko Peter Allen ahau
I am a husband, a father, a dog owner, a cat owner, and a friend. Prior to my vision deteriorating, I lived a privileged life with a good family, a good education, and good community. Prior to being involved with the disability, I was in the military. Having trained under the NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force), I was lucky to gain long term employment and grow as a leader through their rigorous training. Once my disability began to affect my mahi, I transitioned into volunteering working in the disability sector. Finding and coming to understand the EGL approach and principles was a game changer for me. Breaking out of the siloed approach and breaking into wider disability work has been a good change and makes me feel fulfilled.