meet the staff

we're here to help

If you've got a question, we're here to give you an answer. Our staff are available around the clock to help you out, whether you've been locked out of your room or are after a recommendation for the best coffee in town.

who we are

Diana

Head of Hall

Hi, I’m Diana your Head of Hall. I have been at Everton Hall for 2 years, and love our community. What a fabulous job I have getting to work with all you enthusiastic young people on the threshold of achieving your dreams. I am so honoured and happy to be a part of this journey with you. I am the mother of 3 sons, all in the age group of residents at Everton Hall, so I have a very hands-on approach and understanding of your day to day lives. Millie my wee toy poodle lives onsite with my husband Larry and I, she is in the office most days and loves walks, she is looking for her 2018 crew to offer their walking services and in need dog time when missing their own dogs at home. I originate from Wellington but have spent 30 years living in Brisbane Australia, returning to Wellington to take the role as Head of Hall, what a fabulous city we live in, my spare time is spent discovering it and walking as many of the dog-friendly tracks as I can. 2018 is going to be a fabulous year at Everton Hall and I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you. My door is always open if you would like to pop in for a chat, I will endeavor to get involved in as many events as I can through the year. Welcome to Everton hall

Jaime

Residential Life Coordinator

Hey everyone, I’m Jaime, your Residential Life Coordinator for 2018. I’m a bit of a jack of all trades around here, but my main role is to manage your RA team, and help make sure that your time here is the best it can be. You’ll find me in the office most days, or out and about in the village, so come on by and say hi. Just like you, I am a student too. I am currently completing my Masters in Criminology, finishing in July. My husband and I live on site with the Hall cat Evie (she’s the little grey one that hangs out on the path up to Kelburn). In my spare time I love to go to the gym and read (especially thriller, crime and mystery books- it goes with the degree). I’m looking forward to getting to know you all this year, and making 2018 a great year for you to all live, learn and grow.

Linda

Residential Services Officer

Hi, I’m Linda one of your Residential Services Officers. I’m here Monday to Wednesday with my dog Bea (she’s the little black one). I’m a Wellintonian born and bred and a Victoria University graduate (going a while back). I currently live in Karori with my husband and two sons. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, yoga, being with friends, walking my dog and taxiing my kids around. Please come see me with any queries you may have or for a chat or a cuddle with Bea. Looking forward to getting to know you all during 2018.

Nerita

Residential Services Officer

Hi there, I’m Nerita I have been working as a Residential Services Officer at Everton Hall for 6 months, and am very excited to be a member of the team. I enjoy meeting and talking with you all, so please don’t be shy to visit us in the office we are happy to assist and support you with any questions, concerns or problems you may have. When I am not working I like to enjoy and work with our animals – we have 2 alpacas, 2 goats and 12 sheep. I also enjoy cooking, eating and entertaining friends. This year I am looking forward to meeting all our residents, and sharing with them the great service and support that we have to offer here at Everton Hall.

Denis

Maintenance Supervisor

Denis looks after Everton Hall's maintenance requirements and has been part of the team since January 2009. You will soon get to know him with his friendly, helpful manner and carpentry skills. Denis’ expertise is shared between Everton Hall and Te Puni Village.

Alice

Residential Assistant

Hey hey hey, my name is Alice! I'm a returning RA, I'm in my third year a Vic doing a BA, majoring in Psychology and Anthropology. I grew up in Auckland but ended up in Sydney for 11 years before deciding to settle in Wellington and pursue a career in mental health. I love a good adventure, I enjoy walking and hiking and in my down time I love to read and learning. My time at Everton has been so valuable and I can't imagine calling anywhere else home at this stage, I am looking forward to meeting another round of new friends and helping to make this your home away from home. This year I’m excited to be part of a team that is passionate about bringing people together and making sure we all have a place to call home.

Flynn

Residential Assistant

Hey team my name is Flynn Owen, I’m a Residential Assistant at Everton for 2018 responsible for A block and the Villas just beside it. I come from the small, sunny, seaside town of Nelson at the top of the South Island, known for producing great weather, scenic walks and the finest of RA’s. I’m in my 4th year of a Bcom double majoring in economics and mathematics, my two favourite subjects. In my free time I like to practice German, train in martial arts and have been known to strum a note or two on the guitar. I look forward to creating a good sense of community and inclusion at Everton Hall, competing in inter hall events, and making Everton a great spot for international students.

Monique

Residential Assistant

Kia ora, my name is Monique Holmes and I am one of the Residential Assistants at Everton Hall for 2018. I grew up the Tauranga (aka the T.G.A.) and made the move to Wellington in 2014 for university. 2018 will mark my fifth and final year at Victoria University. I am a part 2 masters student studying marine biology and will be undertaking my thesis year. When not studying I still spend my time doing marine related activities. I love the beach, exploring rock pools and of course watching Blue Planet or any David Attenborough show. I have even named all my pets after marine animals!

Millie

Resident Dog

HI, I’m Millie, the resident dog on-site. I’m a toy poodle. I live with Mum (Diana Head of Hall) and come to work most days with her. I love cuddles, pats, walks and treats. Looking for my 2018 dog walkers, I will take you to the Botanical Gardens and help you if you’re missing your home pets. Or if you just feel like hanging out in the hall with me I like that too.

staff support

At Everton Hall a Residential Assistant (RA) is always on hand to look after you, help organise social events and offer a friendly ear if you’re feeling a bit homesick. RAs are senior students selected for their personal and leadership qualities.

On call 24/7, the RAs are very approachable. They can be contacted by dialing +64 4 472 0655.

For emergencies there is a Residential Life Coordinator and Head of Hall who both live on site; the on-duty RA will contact them should they need to.

The Residential Assistant (RA) team, made up of senior members of our student community, is an essential part of the Village support network.  Led by the Residential Life Coordinator, RA’s all live at Everton Hall and are students of Victoria University of Wellington.

The RA team helps to organise a range of activities as part of our Residential Life program. They also help make sure that the Village operates smoothly and a pleasant environment is maintained for all residents.  RAs are trained in a number of areas to ensure they can provide the appropriate support and assistance in the Village, including conflict resolution and first aid.

They are also there to provide help to residents who are experiencing difficulties and are in need of assistance. You can also just have a chat with them if you need talk anything through with someone.