Makita prioritises being able to offer guidance and motivation to those she works with, and providing a safe and encouraging environment that enables them to express themselves.
Makita appreciates being outdoors, enjoying any natural setting when away from work and is also passionate about waka ama. So far her greatest sense of achievement is the discovery of finding who she is.
Makita holds several qualifications: a Diploma of Youth Work (Level 6), NCEA, an Early Childhood Certificate (Level 5), and is an accredited Assessor for Youth Work. Currently she is completing the Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme and a Diploma in Whānau Ora.