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

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."

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

Patrick
Patrick
PatrickUK

LEAD GUIDE

 

Hero?

Henry David Thoreau - 'It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.'

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A Chow Chow, they look like a lion but really they're just a dog.

Greatest achievement?

Finishing my degree, working in my subject area and writing my dissertation.

Rhys
Rhys
RhysUK

GUIDE

 

Hero?

Spiderman

Greatest phobia?

Running out of socks

Favourite food?

Sandwiches

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

Sam
Sam
SamUSA

GUIDE

 

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.

Martin
Martin
MartinCanada

GUIDE

 

Hero?

Batman- He is Flying.... Zipping!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A Sloth, just so i can hang everywhere. 

What is your favourite food?

Poutine! (Canadian- of course!)

Fran
Fran
FranChile

GUIDE

 

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Gnoquis with pesto and parmesan cheese

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Leaving my country

What is your phobia?

My Thesis

 

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

Jordanne
Jordanne
JordanneCanada

GUIDE

 

 

Meg
Meg
MegU.S.A

GUIDE

 

Favourite food?

Mashed Potatoes

If you were an animal, What would you be?

Squirrel.

What is your greatest achievement?

Becoming a yoga instructor.

 

Nicola
Nicola
NicolaNZ

GUIDE

 

 

Kevin
Kevin
KevinCanada

GUIDE

 

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Chicken Wings

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Finishing my college degree in Ecotourism

Who is your Hero and Why?

Robin Williams- Because he lived to make others laugh.

 

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

 

Gareth
Gareth
GarethUK

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

Hero?

Thierry Henry- Arsenal FC legend!

What is your favourite food?

Devil burger.... its greater than Ferg

What is your phobia?

FOMO- fear of missing out.

Courtney
Courtney
CourtneyNZ

GUEST SERVICES AGENT

 

Favourite food?

Everything- I love food. 

Greatest achievement?

Having a happy life

What is your phobia?

Spiders

 

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
KellieAustralian

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!

Kendall
Kendall
KendallZew Zealand

SALES COORDINATOR

 

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Following my dreams by moving to Queenstown to study and do what I love, adventure tourism. 

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My mum and my dad. They have shown me whatever you go through, you'll always come out the other side better.

WHAT IS YOUR PHOBIA? 

Elevators!

 

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

 

 

 

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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