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

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."

Will
Will
WillUK

LEAD GUIDE

 

What animal would you be?

A Giraffe - they're lanky and ginger like me! 

Greatest achievement?

Working for Ziptrek

Hero?

Circus Uni-cyclists

Harrison
Harrison
HarrisonNew Zealand

LEAD GUIDE

 

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.

Patrick
Patrick
PatrickUK

LEAD GUIDE

 

What is your favourite food?

Chocolate!

What is your greatest achievement?

Working in the same field as my degree

Who is your hero?

Henry David Thoreau

Jess
Jess
JessCanada

LEAD 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

Niko
Niko
NikoChile

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.

Toby
Toby
TobyNew Zealand

Guide 

 

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

Traveling solo around Europe.

If you were an animal which would you be?

Meerkat, I love Meerkat Manor!

What is your favourite food?

Pizza or Pasta.

Liam
Liam
LiamNew Zealand

Guide 

 

What is your biggest phobia?

Spiders. Definitely spiders!

If you were an animal which would you be?

A bird because I've always wanted to fly.

What is your favourite food?

Anything cooked medium rare on the barbie. 

AJ
AJ
AJNew Zealand

GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Anything! Well. Almost anything.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A Cheetah.

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

Canada!

Kieran
Kieran
KieranEngland

GUIDE

 

Who is your hero, and why?

Roger Federer - A classy guy with great hair!

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

A Triathlon.

What is your favourite food?

Fruit & Nut Chocolate (kept in the fridge).

Nada
Nada
NadaNew Zealand

What is your favourite food?

You can never go wrong with chocolate!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Probably a dog or a wolf

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

Doing my first Bungy Jump

Callum
Callum
CallumNew Zealand

GUIDE

 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Moving out of home and surviving!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

A big bowl of Spaghetti Bolognese.

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? 

A majestic hawk.

Lisa
Lisa
LisaNZ

Guide 

 

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

Sky diving

If you were an animal which would you be?

The Haast Eagle.

What is your favourite food?

Chocolate..my enemy to healthy eating

Kayla
Kayla
KaylaNew Zealand

Guide 

 

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

Coming to the South Island finally!

What is your greatest achievement?

Becoming a raft guide as I used to be terrified of white water.

What is your favourite food?

Anything chocolate! Cake, fudge, mousse, brownies.

Gordon
Gordon
GordonCanada

Guide 

 

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

Going deer hunting on the South Island.

Who is your hero, and why?

Terry Fox because he ran across Canada with cancer.

What is your favourite food?

Poutine.

Declan
Declan
DeclanUnited Kingdom

Guide 

 

What is your phobia?

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (fear of long words).

What is your greatest achievement?

Moving to Nepal for three months working in the charity sector.

What is your favourite food?

Lancashire Hotpot.

Rose
Rose
RoseUnited Kingdom

Guide 

 

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

The Milford Great Walk!

What is your greatest achievement?

Eating so much in the Skyline buffet that I almost threw up

What is your favourite food?

Raspberries and blueberries.

 

Jack
Jack
JackUnited Kingdom

Guide 

 

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

Seeing whales! (Four Sperm Whales off Kaikoura)

Who is your hero and why?

Samwise Gamgee - He'll always be my saviour of Middle Earth!

What is your favourite food?

Anything with gravy on it

Tameka
Tameka
TamekaAustralia

Guide 

 

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

Moving overseas. 

Who is your hero, and why?

Well I'm definitely a Marvel Fan over DC

What is your phobia?

Being hungry.

Alice
Alice
AliceUnited Kingdom

Guide 

 

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

Skiing

What is your greatest achievement?

Completing my 88 days of farm work in Australia

What is your favourite food?

Hummus!

Harry
Harry
HarryNew Zealand

GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Dessert

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A Monkey

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

Moving to Queenstown

Guest Services

Jess
Jess
JessIreland

GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR

 

Favourite food?

Toast

Greatest achievement?

Canoeing 700 km of the Yukon river 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

Jess
Jess
JessUK

Guest Services Lead

 

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!

Elly
Elly
EllyAustralia

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Who is your hero?

Hermione Granger.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A giraffe. a short girl can dream!

Favourite food?

Potatoes! in all its glorious forms.

Emily
Emily
EmilyScotland

GUEST SERVICES 

 

Favourite food?

Deep Fried Pizza -its a Scottish thing!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Wolf

Hero?

My friend Vicki, she quit her management job of 15 years and set up her own yoga company. Follow your dreams!

Jenny
Jenny
JennyUnited Kingdom

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Who is your hero?

David Attenborough - His ability to inspire the world to take greater care of the environment makes him an absolute legend!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

An eagle - to fly without the ziplines would be amazing!

Favourite food?

A roast dinner

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

Itai
Itai
ItaiIsrael

IT SPECIALIST

 

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

Douglas Adams

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

A good BBQ

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHICH WOULD YOU BE?

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

SALES Executive

 

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

Anyone who is 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!

Greg
Greg
GregUK

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

 

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA?

Spiders!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

Chinese

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

 A Dolphin because of there intelligence and outgoing nature

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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