Lesley Sharon Sinton
Sharon was born and raised in Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. She spent time living in both London and Dublin before returning to New Zealand to establish a ten-year career as an Immigration Officer with Immigration New Zealand.
While at Immigration New Zealand, Sharon processed and decided applications of all visa category types including some of the more complex visa categories. This enabled her to develop in-depth knowledge, experience, and insight into what is required for an application to be successful.
Sharon, along with her husband and children returned to Whakatane in 2016 to pursue the family-friendly lifestyle the area has to offer. Moving on from her role as Immigration Officer, Sharon completed the Graduate Diploma in Immigration Advice to become a qualified licensed adviser. She is now able to apply her considerable background knowledge and experience to assist migrants with all visa and immigration-related matters.
Matt has an extensive background in the public sector having previously worked for Immigration New Zealand, and in the tertiary education and health sectors. He worked with international students (and their families) for many years and has in-depth knowledge of the international student market.
While with Immigration Matt specialised in Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Category residence applications.
An avid surfer, Matt travelled extensively with his pastime taking him to a wide range of destinations. He has returned to his home region of the Bay of Plenty and still enjoys hitting the waves at his local beach.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class) in Political Science from the University of Waikato, and is currently completing the Graduate Diploma in Immigration Advice to become a qualified licensed adviser.