Taua comes to Firebrand with a wealth of experience having worked previously at another digital agency for four years. With a Bachelor of Information Technology from Otago Polytechnic Taua has a myriad of expertise in all things development. As a developer, Taua's role means a mix of getting stuck into or larger custom development projects and also supporting Anton with maintenance and system upgrades.
Taua has distinguished programming skills in both front and back-end dev including creating native IOS applications, maintaining servers, database development and specification and scoping. In 2011, Taua received the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Award for Business in Higher Education; a true recognition of his diverse skill set.
Outside of the office, Taua plays hard at his other role; Dad to his three young boys. He loves spending as much time as possible with his family and getting the kids outside whether it's playing rugby, swimming or skimboarding. Originally from Rarotonga, Taua also loves heading home to the Cook Islands to see family as often as he can.
Taua is a keen sportsman, with an interest in Rugby, League, Touch and Soccer to name a few. League especially takes up a lot of Taua's time as he plays for Otago and often travels with the team. He is also involved in coaching this year.