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

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

 

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.

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

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

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 

Brooke
Brooke
BrookeAustralia

Guide 

 

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

Learning to snowboard in my active wear (without the assistance of medical rescue!)

Who is your hero and Why?

Maria Sharapova Because I just love tennis!

What is your favourite food?

Peanut butter straight out of the jar.

Jack
Jack
JackUK

Guide 

 

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

Completing a ski season

Who is your hero and Why?

Gandalf, he’s a wizard.

What is your favourite food?

Pizza, even though it gives me extra chins.

Toby
Toby
TobyUK

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. 

Jenny
Jenny
JennyUK

GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Sushi!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Dog (any, they're all so great)!

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

Road Tripping NZ

Megg
Megg
MeggUK

Guide 

 

What is your phobia?

I hate being stuck inside!

Who is your hero and Why?

Anyone who lives for today and does what makes them happy, because life is too short.

What is your favourite food?

Any type of pasta and I LOVE ice cream!

Fionn
Fionn
FionnIRELAND

GUIDE

 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Being Born!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

Meat!

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? 

A naked mole rat.

 

 

JAMES
JAMES
JAMESUSA

GUIDE

 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Running a 50 mile race.

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA?

To live a boring life!

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? 

Orca Whale, They are fiercely intelligent and so graceful.

DAN
DAN
DANAUSTRALIA

GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Between Cheesecake and Pizza, I really can't choose.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A red panda!

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

Doing my first hut hike!

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).

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!

Henri
Henri
HenriUSA

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Who is your hero and why?

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

 

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.

Dave
Dave
DaveEngland

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

What's your favourite food?

Buffalo Wings (with blue cheese of course)!

What's your biggest phobia?

Octopus. Nothing needs or should have so many limbs.

Who is your hero and why?

My parents. They somehow survived raising six kids and then some.

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FRANCHILE

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

What's your favourite food?

Pasta!

What's your biggest phobia?

Heights!

Who is your hero and why?

Batman, just a regular guy wearing black.

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!

Joe
Joe
JoeUK

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

 

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA?

Spiders!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

Anything Italian or burritos!

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

 A Koala because they're either sleeping or eating. 

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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