New Zealand Guide
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in Thailand and grew up there as well as Indonesia and Hong Kong until the age of 12 before moving to NZ.
What are your hobbies?
Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Climing, Via Ferratta, Salt water Fishing, Hiking, Poi (NZ dance), Salsa, Swing and Rock and Roll Dancing.
Do you have any special talents?
Fire Poi, linguistics (currently fluent German, Spanish and French)
What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
I did a Multi-Pitch Climb a few months ago were I onsite climbed a 200m wall in 7 pitches at quite a high level! Whenever I thought about how dangerous it was to fall on any of the sections my trigger word was ICE CREAM!!! So, I didn’t think about falling!
What did you do before you became a guide?
I was a restaurant manager because I’m very passionate about food and wine.
Do you have a favourite quote?
‘A lot of love and hard work every day goes a long way...’
Describe a life experience that has shaped you today?
Moving around and travelling lots as a kid meant that I caught the bug early and have developed so many skills being exposed to so many different cultures...
Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?
I studied Hospitality management with a Major in Events.