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About Us

Meet the Team

KTL began as The Nutters Club in 2010 but transformed into The Key to Life Charitable Trust in 2012.  The focus for Mike King shifted to helping young people, and travels the country all year round sharing his journey of being a kid with low self-esteem, shifting into addiction and depression.

Through open conversation with young people and their communities, Mike and the team work to normalise what is deemed 'abnormal' by current societal standards.

By working seamlessly with mental health professionals, service providers, business leaders, and our communities we believe it is possible to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting a positive social change.

The work of the Key to Life Charitable Trust is undertaken with respect, dignity and acceptance for all those seeking guidance, advice and support from the organisation. We respect the wishes of all who interact with us, and this will extend to confidentiality of circumstance, privacy of information shared and other reasonable requests made by these individuals.

The Key to Life Charitable Trust maintains respect for Te Titriti o Waitangi, The Privacy Act of 1993 (New Zealand Privacy Commission), the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Founder & Board

Mike King
Mike King
Founder & Trustee
Shane Webby
Shane Webby
Chairman
Mitch Boocock
Mitch Boocock
Trustee
Ronnie Moore
Ronnie Moore
Trustee
Ruby Methven
Ruby Methven
Trustee

Employees

Kahlia McDougall
Kahlia McDougall
General Manager
Dallas Gopi
Dallas Gopi
Funding Manager
Tai Tupou
Tai Tupou
Youth Development Leader
Michelle Cogger
Michelle Cogger
Remote Office Manager
Zoe Dawson
Zoe Dawson
Youth Ambassador
Hailey Smith
Hailey Smith
Youth Ambassador
Sammy Leitch
Sammy Leitch
Youth Ambassador
Trent Edwards
Trent Edwards
Youth Ambassador