Our Team

WORking in queenstown for OVER 9 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.

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

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RhysUK

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

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If you were an animal which would you be?

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What is your favourite food?

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Niko
Niko
NikoChile

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

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

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. 

Esther
Esther
EstherNew Zealand

Who is your hero, and why?

My friends! For inspiring me to be better everyday!

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

Road trip through the rockies!!

What is your favourite food?

Popcorn!

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

Last thing you ticked off your bucket list? 

Doing my first Bungy Jump

Callum
Callum
CallumNew Zealand

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.

Leah
Leah
LeahAustralia

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

Done a winter season

What is your greatest achievement?

Degree in social work with honours

What is your favourite food?

I’m a foodie, so I love all food

Henry
Henry
HenryNew Zealand

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

Ran a Marathon.

Who is your hero, and why?

Gus Kentworthy - Professional freestyle skier and gay icon

What is your favourite food?

Mild Chicken Korma Curry with Garlic Naan

Obe
Obe
ObeNew Zealand

What is your phobia?

Atychiphobia - The fear of failure

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

Bungy Jump!!

If you were a animal which would you be?

Ape - like Cesar

Rose
Rose
RoseUnited Kingdom

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

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

Harry
Harry
HarryNew Zealand

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

Sam
Sam
SamUK

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

Sailing to Santorini

Who is your hero and why?

John Cleese - For making the world laugh

If you were a animal which would you be?

Snow Leopard

Elliot
Elliot
ElliotNew Zealand

Greatest achievement?

Winning the Waikato knockout tournament with my football team

If you were a animal which would you be?

Giraffe for the view

Hero?

Stephen Donald for winning us the rugby world cup

Beau
Beau
BeauNew Zealand

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

Bungy jump

Who is your hero and why?

Batman, one of the greats.

What is your phobia?

Mayonnaise in my food

Renee
Renee
ReneeCanada

Who is your hero, and why?

My aunt Suzie because of her kindness and courage

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

Hiking Panorama Ridge in Whistler, BC

What is your favourite food?

Pad Thai

Taylor
Taylor
TaylorCanada

What is your phobia?

Coccinellidaephobia - Fear of Ladybugs

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Hummingbird, small and mighty.

Last thing you ticked off your bucket list? 

Roadtripping through Alaska and The Yukon

Emily
Emily
EmilyCanada

What is your biggest phobia?

Ophidiophobia: fear of snakes

If you were an animal which would you be?

Mountain goat! They are so agile on the steepest of mountains!

What is your favourite food?

Bananas! They are great on their own, in smoothies, in oatmeal, banana bread, banana muffins, on toast with some PB, banana ice cream, etc... the possibilities are endless!

Guest Services

Jess
Jess
JessIreland

GUEST SERVICES MANAGER

 

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

Elly
Elly
EllyAustralia

GUEST SERVICES LEAD

 

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.

Dev
Dev
DevUK

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Who is your hero?

My best friend, Helen. She is the most thoughtful and caring person I know. More importantly, she makes me cry-laugh!

What is your phobia?

Flying, especially take off!

Favourite food?

Strawberries

Miranda
Miranda
MirandaUSA

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Favourite food?

Thai food

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A unicorn

Who is your hero?

Whoever invented ice cream...because...come on

Soph
Soph
SophNew Zealand

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Who is your hero?

Jason Bourne, need I say more.

Greatest achievement?

Surviving military school for 2 years.

Favourite food?

Basil pesto with mushrooms. If you haven't tried it you can thank me later.

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

Nicky
Nicky
NickyUK

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Cat, so I can sleep all day

Couldn't live without?

Cup of tea

Phobia?

Heights and I always seem to be put on high floors in hotels!!  

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

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!

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

 

 

 

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