Team Moral Compass
Life direction through life skills
Moral Compass is an outdoor education initiative, designed to teach hunting and survival skills.
It is also a mentoring programme, developing essential character traits to survive and thrive through life’s challenges.
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Peter Reynolds (Razor) - Founder
As a young person Razor (Peter Reynolds) was told that he would amount to nothing. School wasn’t easy for him; he would often find excuses not to go to class and was easily distracted when he was there. He was diagnosed with Dyslexia in his teens but had already decided by then that school wasn’t for him.
Razor was then given the opportunity to enter the British army, which consequently changed his life. It was in the army that Razor was given the skills and passion to invest in himself and others. Razor spent 13 years in the Elite Illustrious 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, then four years in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. He completed ten tours of duty and visited a number of countries along the way.
Razor left the army in 2014. Slightly wiser, now married, with two kids of his own, he realised a lot of his life had been about mentoring and being a role model. He is passionate about helping young people (who remind him of his younger self) – recognising they have a need to be given life-enhancing tools. Razor’s passion is to see young people become healthier versions of themselves and grow through life’s challenges.
Razor is now the owner of Johnson & Couzins Hire Ltd – Marquee Hire and chooses to employ struggling young people whom he can mentor and give the dignity of work. He has himself as a model – moving from a struggling youth to army Commendations and now owning his own company. It can be done!
Razor Reynold’s Army Key Achievements
• Pl Sergeant of 8 Platoon C Company Budd VC winners (Beating every platoon in 3 Para)
• Being part of the winning 8 man team who completed 2 Marathons back-to-back carrying packs in Switzerland
• Competing in Muay–Thai and boxing competitions at various levels.
• Rated in the top 3 of 80 personnel of the same rank
• Intelligence Sergeant for 18 months
• Military conduct assessed as EXEMPLARY
To view Razor's military testimonial and commendation click here.
UTRINQUE PARATUS “READY FOR ANYTHING”
Neal Carter - Trustee
My name is Neal Carter, l married my wife Carleen in 2003 and we have four children, three girls and one boy.
I left school at 15 years of age, let's say school and myself didn’t get on that well. I struggled to learn in a classroom, but one thing I did learn was how to eat lunch through English so I could enhance my time playing sports during the break. I was, and still am a passionate sportsperson. I played competitive football through my school days and into my late twenties.
My working career started at a Supermarket as I waited to start an apprenticeship as a furniture maker. A few years after the completion of my apprenticeship I returned to school to study industrial design as an adult student. Once I finish studying my life changed direction. I did a missions trip to China, which was then followed by a church plant to Doncaster in the UK. On returning home I spent 12 months working as a cabinet maker on Super Yachts and then started an internship with LIFE, which led to working as a Pastor at LIFE in Auckland for 19 years. During this time I had a number of roles from New Christians pastor, a regional pastor working in South Auckland, facilities manager and overseeing security to mention a few of my roles but my primary role was pastoring people. I sat on a Women’s refuge Board and also the board for South Auckland Christian Food Bank.
I am passionate about seeing people reach their full potential. My early life was in a family of eight, one sister and four brothers. As a child, I moved around the country to different places with my Family, which included Christchurch, Timaru, Palmerston North and Auckland. Now I find myself with my family, back where it all started in Christchurch.
Aidan Boniface - Trustee
My name is Aidan Boniface and I live on the outskirts of Rolleston with my wife Jo and dog Maggie. I have three daughters who think they are all grown up and have left home.
My father was ex-army and my mother was a school teacher and right through my younger years, they taught the values of self-reliance, discipline and determination.
I have spent most of my working life in financial services and I am constantly amazed at the financial predicaments some clients find themselves in. Mostly due to a lack of self-reliance, discipline and determination
In my spare time, I am a keen petrol head and love motorcycling (and anything else with an engine)
I met Razor in 2011 and we shared similar views on how to help people through the ongoing earthquakes. We have stayed in touch ever since, and I am greatly honoured that Razor has asked me to help with Moral Compass. I firmly believe that today’s youth have a lot to offer society and they sometimes just need a little guidance to steer them in a more productive direction.
Moral Compass can provide that guidance.
Tim Whetherall - Trustee
Tim Wetherall (BA (Psych), MEd ChFamPsych, Dip ChFamPsych), is a Child and Family Registered Psychologist who has been practicing for over 12 years. He currently resides in Burnham with his wife and four daughters. Previously he resided and worked in South Auckland for the past decade after being born and raised on the West Coast of the South Island and studying in Canterbury. His daily role is as a Clinical Services Manager leading four teams of over 40 Psychologists, Therapists and Social Workers based in Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Lower South. He has expertise in the areas of child and young person development, attachment, trauma, behavioural difficulties, supervision and parenting.
Tim was drawn to studying and practicing as a Psychologist after previously being employed by Camp America as a staff member on a Summer Camp near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This Salvation Army Camp offered weeklong camps for disadvantaged young people. After hearing of the hardships of these young people and wanting to help but not having the specialist skillset, Tim completed his 6 years of University Studies to qualify as a Psychologist. He is passionate about working with the teenage population and understands this is a vital time of influence and identity development.
Tim was encouraged to learn of Moral Compass after relocating to Canterbury in 2022. He was encouraged to hear of the life skills programme aiming to teach, mentor and inspire the next generation. Tim joined the Moral Compass Board in May 2023 to offer further expertise, training and support to the mentoring and life skills programmes. Helping the staff to further understand young people’s presenting concerns and how to support and facilitate their wellbeing is integral to helping their personal wellbeing and development.
Outside of work, Tim really enjoys playing and following sport, loves music and engaging in adventures and outings with his young family.
Ghenghis - Staff
The Boss of the pack (the dog not the chicken!)
- Tough but loves a pat!
- Friends with the chickens!
- Razor owned his mum and Dad!
- (Ghengis & Wake are litter mates)
Wake - Staff
Follows Ghengis everywhere
- Small in size
- Loves a pat!
- I owned her mum and Dad!
- Wake and Ghengis are litter mates
- Great with people
- Friends with the chickens!
Skip - Staff
- Climber / Jumper!
- Great with kids
- Loves a pat
- Gets on with cats and Chickens!
Frank - Staff
FRANK THE BULLET
- Stays close
- Only hunts on a fresh scent
- Very intelligent
- Very fast
- Cat and chicken friendly!
Moral Compass is taking a stand and
“INVESTING IN THE FUTURE GENERATION, THROUGH LIFE AND THE BUSH”.
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