Our Team

Tania Washer: Founder/Director

Tania Jones
Founder/Director

Tania is an experienced project manager, specializing in developing solutions for both the education and private sector.

After working in senior recruitment and talent management, tertiary education and business training roles, Tania established Productive People in 2012 to follow her passion of providing high quality and niche project management services across the West Coast. Tania’s aim through Productive People is to help people identify and follow their passions, and to support people to reach goals. 

“As the founder of Productive People, I feel a real responsibility to my team, for their wellbeing and their career development.  Being part of Productive People means being offered life satisfaction as opposed to job satisfaction alone. 

Our company exists to support and develop people to achieve. This may be through high quality learning and educational opportunities, expert recruitment, human resource or workplace training services”


Kayla Hibbs: Project Coordinator – Education

Kayla Hibbs
Project Coordinator – Education

Kayla is an experienced project coordinator, having worked in various projects across our West Coast secondary schools. Kayla  excels in understanding youth and their many needs, approaching her work in a holistic way.

Kayla is a born and bred West Coaster, a mum, and an active member of the West Coast community, with a love of sports. 

“My passion lies in connecting with our tamariki and rangatahi, guiding and supporting them into positive learning environments, helping them see their own potential and opening their eyes to the amazing alternative hands-on learning options that are available outside of the normal classroom setting”.


Alice Moynihan: Project Coordinator – Recruitment & HR Services

Alice Moynihan
Project Coordinator – Recruitment & HR Services

Alice is an experienced Recruitment and HR professional, who has been working in this space since 2006. She has a passion for people and has really found her niche with this line of work. Alice moved to Reefton from Wellington in 2010 and is settled here with her husband and young family.

“Working for Productive people fits with my values. I am a productive, hardworking team member who loves seeing people happy and thriving in their work lives. I want to help employers and employee make the best of their working environments and assist them in working together to achieve a common goal in a happy and positive manner”.


Pete Jones (PJ)
Events and Sound Technician

PJ joins the Productive People team with a particular flair as a sound technician for our tours and events. With years of experience on the national and international circuit of live production, and also as a performer in bands and as a solo artist, PJ enjoys using his qualifications in Sound Production to support our team.

“Going on tours and assisting with events with the Productive People team is rewarding, as we get to work with a range of people from the education environment to the private sector. As a Coaster it’s awesome to be home, using my skills in the places where I grew up”.