Our Team

WORking in queenstown for OVER 7 years

Ziptrek Queenstown are proud of their staff, many who join us from our other incredible locations around the World - Whistler and Tremblant or they return year after year after heading off to learn more life skills exploring this beautiful planet. With four staff still with us since inception we are lucky to have such a diverse group of talents and mix of cultures that make up the Ziptrek Queenstown team.

“ Because of the three locations, it's possible to work and travel around the world, which is really cool.  whether in Canada, or in New Zealand, Ziptrek is like a big family, where you can make new friends worldwide”

- G. Levesque-Piche (former guide)

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Guides

Greg
Greg
GregUK

LEAD GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Mushrooms

If you were an animal, what would you be? Gibbon - the cheekiest primate

Greatest achievement? 

Making my niece and nephew laugh

Arjun
Arjun
ArjunIndia

LEAD GUIDE

 

Greatest phobia?

Paraskevidekatriaphobia - fear of Friday 13th

Favourite food?

Sushi

Hero?

The person who created melodies and music is my hero

Tom
Tom
TomUK

LEAD GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Anything my girlfriend cooks me for when I get home.

Greatest achievement?

Being able to work and play in the mountains.

Hero?

Muhammad Ali - "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

Harrison
Harrison
HarrisonNew Zealand

LEAD GUIDE - In training

 

Favourite food?

Smoked Salmon.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A bear- because i like salmon.

What was the last thing you ticked off your bucket list? 

Doing a road trip of New Zealand.

Nicolas (niko)
Nicolas (niko)
Nicolas (niko)Chile

GUIDE

 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Owning my own business (Sushi delivery).

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

Pastel de choclo and empanadas.

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? 

Zorro Culpeo, native fox from Chile.

Amy
Amy
AmyNew Zealand

GUIDE

 

Greatest achievement?

Moving to Queenstown because of all the adventures I've had and now being able to help people on their adventures.

Hero?

Emma Stone because she embraces being unique aka weird.

If you were an animal, what would you be? A huskie! They're fluffy and cute

Romain
Romain
RomainBelgian

Guide 

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Killer Whale.

Favourite food?

Belgian fries, not french fries

Greatest Achievement?

Crossed the French Alps by bike and finished a 120km race (trail running) the same week. 

 

Aashray
Aashray
AashrayIndia

Guide 

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Panther, because they are majestic, and because of 'the jungle book'.

Favourite food?

Nutella- Straight out of the jar.

Who is your Hero?

Bob Marley, because of his amazing feel good tunes.

Jess
Jess
JessCanada

GUIDE

 

FAVOURITE FOOD?

A Canadian Ceasar garnished with celery, a pickle and bacon (if I am feeling extra classy ) 

WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?

Leonardo DiCaprio, because he is dreamy, and fighting climate change.

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA?

FOMO

Nicola
Nicola
NicolaNZ

GUIDE

 

 

Sapphire
Sapphire
SapphireUK

Guide 

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Something cat like.

Favourite food?

Popcorn and Pancakes

What is your phobia?

.Jellyfish 

Mark
Mark
MarkUK

Guide 

 

What was the last thing you ticked off your bucket list?

Got hitched.

Who is your hero and Why?

Robin William " you're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it"

What is your phobia?

Not making a difference to others. 

Danny
Danny
DannyCanada

Guide 

 

What is your favorite food?

Butter Chicken Pie (preferably from any Wildbean).

Whats your greatest achievement?

Completing the steepest zipline in the world !

What is your phobia?

Heights. 

Neil
Neil
NeilIreland

Guide 

 

What is your greatest achievement?

Simultaneously patting my head and rubbing my stomach.

Favourite food?

Christmas Dinner

What is your phobia?

Not getting enough snow this winter. 

Andy
Andy
AndyUK

Guide 

 

What is your greatest achievement?

Gaining my level 1 canoe and kayaking coach certificate. .

What was the last thing you ticked off your bucket list?

Coming to New Zealand.

Who is your Hero?

My mum - for raising 3 lads on her own, for teaching us how to be respectful and funny all whilst staying sane...ish haha  

Jess
Jess
JessNew Zealand

GUIDE

 

If you were an animal what would you be?

An Elephant, They are such calming animals and they are always having fun in the water.  

What is the last thing you ticked off your bucket list?

Sky Diving

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA?

Stingrays

Sammy
Sammy
SammyUSA

GUIDE

 

Who is your hero, and why?

6th Grade teacher, for teaching me to be a powerful/ impactful woman! 

What is the last thing you ticked off your bucket list?

learning to roll a kayak. 

What is your favourite food?

fresh fish

Bri
Bri
BriAustralia

Guide 

 

What is your phobia?

Clowns

Favourite food?

I will literally eat anything, but my favourite would have to be pasta. 

Who is your Hero?

Corny I know, but my hero would have to be my Dad, He survived the doctors odds of 1 in 4 million and taught me not to take life for granted.

Danni
Danni
DanniUK

Guide 

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A pet dog, their only concerns are eating and getting walked

Favourite food?

Chicken Pizza because I love Chicken, and i love Pizza

What is your phobia?

Globophobia- fear of balloons popping.

Adam
Adam
AdamNew Zealand

Guide 

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A Raccoon, they are cleaver and cheeky

Favourite food?

leftovers from dinner

What was the last thing you ticket off your bucket list?

Surfing with Dolphins

Guest Services

Jess
Jess
JessIreland

GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR

 

Favourite food?

Toast

Greatest achievement?

Canoeing 700 km from Whitehorse to Dawson without anyone falling out  (and I don't mean the Canoe!)

Hero?

The Mad Hatter - I admire someone that has the audacity to wear such an extravagant hat

Aoife
Aoife
AoifeIreland

GUEST SERVICES LEAD

 

Favourite food?

Marshmallows 

Greatest achievement?

Trekking the 70km Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu a year after breaking my leg

Hero?

Ilsa from "Frozen"

Henri
Henri
HenriUSA

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Hero?

My Grandpa Henri - an explorer, artist and designer

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A hawk - to be able to fly and terrorise my still human friends

Favourite food?

Steak Burrito from BurritoVille in my hometown

 

Dan
Dan
DanCanada

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Whats the most recent thing you have ticked off your bucket list?

Attended a Superbowl.

What is your favourite food?

Pulled Pork.

What is your phobia?

Spiders.

Jess
Jess
JessUK

Guest Services

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Either a Sloth, or an orangutan

Favourite food?

Gravy- The best condiment

Who is your hero and why?

Mary Berry- I love cakes!

Behind the Scenes

Trent
Trent
TrentAustralia

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER

 

Favourite food?

All food but particularly Asian and spicy types

Greatest achievement?

So far, the set-up of Ziptrek Ecotours in Queenstown, but this will be one of many

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Tigger from Winnie the Pooh

Stu
Stu
StuNew Zealand

GENERAL MANAGER 

 

Phobia?

Snakes....although quite partial to Starburst Rattlesnakes

Hero?

Pele, Tony Hawke, Kelly Slater, John Tomac and Bono (to name a few)

Greatest achievement?

My 3 amazing children. They are all so different but amazingly talented

Nicky
Nicky
NickyUK

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

 

How long with Ziptrek?

7 years, part of the set-up team

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Cat, so I can sleep all day

Couldn't live without?

Cup of tea

Mike
Mike
MikeUK

OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Greatest achievement?

Completing my Fine Arts degree with honours

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Monkey

Phobia?

Never being able to snowboard

Kellie
Kellie
KellieAustralia

SALES EXECUTIVE

 

Hero?

My mum and my sister

Favourite Food?

Anything done in the slow cooker. 

If you were an animal, what would you be?A black bear...just because they are amazing!

Itai
Itai
ItaiIsrael

IT SPECIALIST

 

Hero?

Douglas Adams

Favourite food?

A good BBQ

If you were an animal?

A Swift

Bex
Bex
BexUK

HR/ACCOUNTS

 

HERO?

Sydney Boden, Possibly the coolest most inspirational little girl in the world- google her. 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Becoming a beekeeper, and doing my bit to save the world.

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

A sting ray, they are awesome

 

 

 

Kenny
Kenny
KennyUK

LOCAL SALES

 

HERO?

Anyone who passionate enough to follow their dreams 

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Cave scuba diving in Mexico- scary stuff!.

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Burmese Mountain dog- they always seem so stoked with life

Sir Zipsalot
Sir Zipsalot
Sir Zipsalotnew zealand

ZIPTREK LEGOMAN / INSTAGRAM LEGEND

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Either a kea or a moa as our tours are named after them!

Greatest achievement?

Winning the Nobel Peace Prize for single-handedly bringing peace to Lego Land [never happened]

Hero?

Anyone made of Lego. Have you ever tried stepping on us with no shoes? We're fierce warriors!

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