Peter Yeoman - Chairperson

Peter has served several terms as Chairperson of the REAP Marlborough Board. He has had first hand knowledge of the workings and needs of both rural Communities and schools. He and the Board are committed to the concept of ‘Life Long Learning’ and the welfare of rural Marlborough.

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Allan Thomas - Manager

Allan has been with REAP for 15 years after a career in teacher education in Palmerston North. He was Principal of Tua Marina School in the early 1970’s. Allan has a strong belief in the value of the learning opportunities that REAP’s programmes, events and support services offer. REAP has an important role in the self-development of communities.

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Ailsa Carey - Adult Education

Ailsa has had 25 years experience in teaching including 10 years as Assistant Principal. Marlborough born and educated Ailsa loves organising education opportunities for adults from Kaikoura to the Sounds. Strengthening communities by meeting their needs is a focus of the Community Education Organiser.

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Joan Clark - Adult Education

Joan has enjoyed working with REAP Marlborough for 14 years. As a Community Education Organiser Joan enjoys the contact with the wider community of Marlborough helping to assist them with courses to further their goals of Life Long Learning. Joan has a background in Art and Graphic Design and is responsible for much of our publicity and promotion.

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Dawn Marfell - Early Childhood

Dawn is our Early Childhood Education Adviser. Dawn delivers and organises workshops, courses and training for parents and early childhood educators in the Marlborough and Kaikoura region. She is available to centres at no cost.

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Lynn DeBoo - Early Childhood

Lynn has been employed part time with REAP for eight years. Lynn has worked in Early Childhood and parent education for more than 15 years. She is involved in Bookstart, Skip and parenting programmes in the Marlborough and Kaikoura region.


Janice Thompsett - Office Administrator

Janice is our Office Administrator. She has been involved with Committee work for a number of clubs and organisations in Marlborough. Janice adds to the efficiency and organisation of REAP. Janice will make you welcome and sort out your inquiries.

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