Ko Ngati Tū me Ngati Karauria ngā hapū. Ko Ngati Kahungunu me Ngati Tuwharetao ngā iwi.
When Tess was asked if she had a message for the community, her response was "Please seek help when needed. You are not alone. I am here to help and connect you. You are valued and you matter."
Outside of mahi Tess enjoys physical activities, being out in Tangaroa, Ngahere. Spending quality time with her babies and whanau. She also likes being involved in wananga.
Tess's greatest achievement in life so far is being blessed with her babies.
Tess holds a Certificate in Hospitality, Certificate in Social Services. And is half way through her Social Work Degree.