Tampy, who has four children, jumped on board the Talking Matters to Tāmaki movement in 2019. After seeing the impact of the programme on his own whānau, Tampy became a whānau-to-whānau coach. This accelerated his passion to educate others on the importance of quality communication for babies and children under three. Tampy has 10 years’ experience advocating for the rights of Pacific and Māori in the workplace as a frontline senior Union Delegate. Tampy is a fluent speaker of Gagana Sāmoa.