Nathan initially joined the Attitude team as a presenter in 2009 and has spoken to over 130,000 students throughout New Zealand. He has worked for a variety of organisations including Vodafone and World Vision. He has worked alongside young people for over 16 years and has a deep passion for Aotearoa. His hope is to see young people throughout Aotearoa live fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Christian Gallen joined Attitude in 2009. Yes, you read that correctly. He has done so many presentations we have lost count. He now spends most of his time helping presenters develop their communication skills and deliver amazing presentations. He is passionate about the youth of Aotearoa and loves helping them to see their potential. Other fun facts: Has a university degree. His wife once met Orlando Bloom. Well didn’t “meet” him, but saw him at a cafe. He plays bass in a reggae band.
Having presented well over a thousand presentations to over 200,000 students for Attitude, Allenzo is one of our most experienced presenters. A seasoned creative, he has done everything from representing New Zealand at the word hip hop dance champs to more recently, dominating the New Zealand battle rap scene. He communicates powerfully by drawing from his own life experiences to speak hope into the lives of young people.
Tamatea joined the Attitude team in 2017. He has a background in youth work with 24/7 Youth Work mentoring young people. Tamatea is an enthusiastic presenter who is passionate about seeing young people achieve their dreams and live lives they are proud of. His background of growing up in both rural South Island towns and Linwood has given him a unique ability to connect with country and urban audiences. Much like the 2019 banger, Old Town Road.
Robbie joined the Attitude team in Auckland at the beginning of 2018 after moving up with his wife from sunny Nelson. Robbie has a background in youth work, working within Nelson schools for several years. He believes in the young people of Aotearoa and dedicates much of his time trying to encourage today’s young people to live lives filled with purpose and a strong connection to their local community.
Rory joined the Attitude team as a presenter in 2018. Coming from a background of youth work and science, Rory studied biochemistry while working for 24/7 Youth Work. Rory graduated and became the only Attitude presenter in history to have worked in a milk laboratory. He then realised young people are way more fun than milk – even if it is blue top – and has become a passionate communicator and is dedicated to encouraging young people throughout Aotearoa.
Jannah grew up in the town of Porirua, home of the Whittaker’s Chocolate Factory. She has a degree in talking (more commonly known as Communications), has worked at Camp America, been a P.E. teacher in Spain, taught dancing in the jungles of Thailand and most recently, salsa danced her way into the Attitude team. She loves helping young people to dream big!
Charlie joined the Attitude team in 2020. This was the year of COVID lockdowns and stuff. He was a real highlight for the Attitude office. He’s mates with Allenzo. He’s great at building rapport with his audience through a variety of techniques including humor, gong cross-eyed for a bit, break dancing (mores specifically “the worm”), and sometimes he does a pretty good squeeky cupboard door impression. He worked for years as the timpani player in a Avril Lavigne tribute orchestra. He watches Dora the Explorer with headphones on but still answers all her questions out loud. His first name and last name is Charlie. He’s real good at talking and so it’s pretty sweet that he’s paid to do that.
Caleb was lead singer of a sweet rap rock band. He basically channels that energy when speaking to young people today. His interests include krumping, crafting tile mosaic letter box numbers and remembering canteen ladies names. He loves young people and want them to live awesome lives.