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Wayne Paton - Operations Manager

Nick Name: Doctor

Born:19th January

Grew Up:Christchurch - New Zealand

Background:Jet Boating

Employed Since:December 1999

Hobbies:Mountain Biking, Boating and Skiing


Doctor Feelgood

Glenn Scott - Head Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Grub

Born:13th January

Grew Up:Waimumu - New Zealand

Background:Policeman and Jet Boat Driver

Employed Since:March 2008

Hobbies:Surfing, Snorkelling and Flying


The Spin meister

Nick Simpson - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Doofy

Born:16th October

Grew Up:Between Rakaia and Methven

Background:Farm Management and Child Camp Councillor

Employed Since:May 2001

Hobbies:Spending time with my kids, Mountain Biking and Skiing


Nice, loud and to the point

Mike Topp - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Toppopotamus

Born:13th February

Grew Up:Christchurch - New Zealand

Background:Entrepreneur

Employed Since:February 2006

Hobbies:Mountain Biking, Snow Boarding, Skiing and my Girl


Matt's bromance

Mike Cammell - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Camel, Pops, Old Timer, Super Dude, Top Guy!

Born:In hospital

Grew Up:Piha - New Zealand

Background:Bull Rider, Automotive

Employed Since:August 2004

Hobbies:Fishing, Bull Riding, Gold Prospecting and raising my twins to look after Daddy in his Golden Years!


Ridiculously good looking

Andy Patchett - Jet Boat Driver

Born:Auckland

Grew Up:Sunshine Coast & Auckland

Background:Building trade, NZ territorial army

Employed Since:May 2012

Hobbies:Mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding


Niam Chronican - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Buttercup

Born:Dunedin

Grew Up:Dunedin

Background:Surf Lifesaver

Employed Since:May 2014

Hobbies:Snowboarding and Water Sports


Ryan Black - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Flat White

Born:Dunedin

Grew Up:Dunedin

Background:Retail manager

Employed Since:September 2014

Hobbies:Mountain biking, snowboarding and drinking coffee


Donald Boyer - Jet boat driver

Nick Name: Ducky

Born:Gore, New Zealand

Grew Up:Gore

Background:Baking

Employed Since:October 2014

Hobbies:Boating, Fishing, Camping and Poker


Andy K - Jet boat Driver

Nick Name: Nana

Born:Back seat of a model T

Grew Up:Mid Canterbury

Background:Canvas fabricator and Jet Boating

Employed Since:Firstly in 2002 and now again since October 2015

Hobbies:Skiing, Fishing and Travelling


Tim Winsloe - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Timmo

Born:Invercargill

Grew Up:Glenorchy

Background:Joiner

Employed Since:May 2016

Hobbies:Hunting, fishing, golf, motor biking


Jeremy Nelson - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Jez

Born:Rawene

Grew Up:Northland

Background:Building / Farming

Employed Since:June 2016

Hobbies:Sports, outdoors, and adventures


Rachael Woodhead - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Rach, Woody

Born:Dunedin

Grew Up:Wanaka

Background:Queenstown Resort College, Shotover Jet Customer Service

Employed Since:October 2014

Hobbies:Netball, watersports and snowboarding


Mathew Chalmers - Jet Boat Driver

Nick Name: Butters

Born:Invercargill

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Bus Driver and Customer Services for Shotover Jet

Employed Since:2014

Hobbies:Curling and hanging with my son


Liz Edgar - Administration Officer

Born:Enjoying the outdoors, swimming and golf

Grew Up:Australia

Background:IT and Garment trade

Employed Since:Feb 2011

Hobbies:Skiing and Samoyde Dogs


Typical Capricorn!

Lucy Fisher - Customer Services

Nick Name: Fish, Bae

Grew Up:Invercargill

Background:Student

Employed Since:December 2013

Hobbies:Being a Scarfie


Devin Parker - Customer Services

Grew Up:Christchurch

Employed Since:July 2006

Hobbies:BMX and Snowboarding


Hamish Grant - Customer Services

Grew Up:Queenstown/Dunedin

Employed Since:January 2014

Hobbies:Skateboarding, hunting and fishing


Kristyn Ouimet - Team Leader - Reservations

Nick Name: K-Mart

Grew Up:Ste-Barbe, Quebec, Canada

Employed Since:December 2007

Hobbies:Ice Hockey, Bikram Yoya and reading


Tom Baker - Customer Service Manager

Nick Name: Morris

Grew Up:Lake District, England

Employed Since:August 2008

Hobbies:Mountain biking, hiking, skiing and Bikram yoga


Briar Douglas - Customer Services

Nick Name: B-Dog

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Student

Employed Since:January 2014

Hobbies:Snowboarding, Doughnuts


Rebekah Harp - Team Leader - Photo/Retail

Nick Name: Kit, Kat, Bex, Harps, Bae

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Student

Employed Since:March 2014

Hobbies:Ice Hockey, Netball


Marion Barbier - Customer Services

Nick Name: Frenchie

Grew Up:France

Background:Freight Forwarding

Employed Since:October 2014

Hobbies:Paragliding, Snowboarding, Hiking, Travelling, Food


Matthew Chalmers - Customer Services

Nick Name: TinTin, Milky, Dad, Mum

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Millbrook, Designer

Employed Since:September 2014

Hobbies:Playing with my dog Snowy


Harriet Shaw - Customer Services

Nick Name: Hazza

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Student

Employed Since:December 2013

Hobbies:KFC, Snowboarding, Basketball


Ella Shirley - Customer Services

Nick Name: Ella Bella, Shirlburger, Smella, El

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Student

Employed Since:November 2014

Hobbies:Ballet, Hiking, Reading, Spending Time With Friends


Lauren Stead - Photo Retail Assistant Team Leader

Nick Name: Lozz

Grew Up:Geraldine

Background:Student

Employed Since:July 2015

Hobbies:Wine and Dining


Marek Johanides - Customer Services

Nick Name: Mr M

Grew Up:Prague, Czeck Republic

Background:Student

Employed Since:April 2015

Hobbies:Mountain biking, running, climbing and swimming


Jason Tang - Customer Services

Nick Name: J4N, J Chan

Grew Up:China

Background:Education, interpretation, translation

Employed Since:March 2015

Hobbies:Swimming, reading, travelling


Alison Coker - Customer Services

Nick Name: Ali cat

Grew Up:Lennox Head, Australia

Background:Tourism

Employed Since:2007

Hobbies:Decorating, interior design


Ruby Familton - Customer Services

Grew Up:Invercargill

Background:High School student

Employed Since:November 2015

Hobbies:Being outdoors, exercise, friends and family, adventures, discovering new places


Jess Grandini - Assistant Reservations Team Leader

Nick Name: Grandini

Grew Up:London

Background:Customer Services, Tourism

Employed Since:October 2015

Hobbies:Eggs and coffee


Swayze Parker - Customer Services

Grew Up:National Park, Ruapehu

Background:Tourism, buses, trucking

Employed Since:October 2015

Hobbies:Horses, skiing, 4wd


Ashleigh Bachir-Brahmi - Customer Services

Nick Name: Ash

Grew Up:Auckland

Background:Retail, hospitality

Employed Since:October 2015

Hobbies:Water activities, cooking, wii game - Mario kart


Daniel Ooi - Customer Services

Grew Up:Malaysia

Background:Customer Service Engineer

Employed Since:November 2015

Hobbies:Cycling, Hiking, Skiing, Tramping


Victoria Arkell - Customer Services

Nick Name: Vickers

Grew Up:Queenstown

Employed Since:December

Hobbies:Swimming, Biking, Baking


Nina Riddell - Customer Services

Nick Name: Riddlez, Weena

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Has worked in the jet boating industry on and off since 2010

Employed Since:January 2016

Hobbies:Hiking, yoga, eating


Leah Lissick - Customer Services

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:High School student

Employed Since:December 2015

Hobbies:Public speaking, badminton, arts and crafts


Vidmyut Kenia - Customer Services

Nick Name: Vid

Grew Up:India

Background:Queenstown Resort College. Have worked in India as Operations Manager in Edutrotters Put Ltd

Employed Since:December 2015

Hobbies:Cricket, music, travelling, being social, meeting new people


Philip Parker - Customer Services

Nick Name: Parker

Grew Up:Wollation

Background:Management and Guiding

Employed Since:March 2016

Hobbies:Fishing, hunting and the great outdoors


Keeley Johnson - Customer Services

Grew Up:Tutukaka, Whangarei

Background:Policeman

Employed Since:March 2016

Hobbies:Any and all sport


Tana Lee - Customer Services

Grew Up:Auckland

Employed Since:April 2016

Hobbies:Basketball, volleyball, hanging out with mates


Brent Pike - Customer Services

Nick Name: Pikey

Grew Up:Brookton, Western Australia

Background:Grew up on a farm and became an adventure addict

Employed Since:May 2016

Hobbies:Snowboarding, playing AFL, Body Surfing, discovering waterfalls


Samantha Parker - Customer Services

Nick Name: Sammy

Grew Up:Nanwich, UK

Employed Since:July 2016

Hobbies:Hiking, Games of Thrones, eating, anything with friends


Perri Jefferies - Customer Services

Nick Name: Pez

Grew Up:Cambridgeshire, UK

Background:Healthcare

Employed Since:June 2016

Hobbies:Soccer, Photography, Travelling, Adventuring


Tom Cander-Martin - Customer Services

Grew Up:London

Background:Sports and Leisure Centres

Employed Since:June 2016


Colleen Driehuis - Customer Services

Grew Up:Alexandra, New Zealand

Background:Tourism

Employed Since:June 2016

Hobbies:Travelling, Baking, Reading, Roadtrips


Cliff Baker - Central Maintenance Manager

Nick Name: Red Dog

Born:Queenstown

Grew Up:Queenstown

Background:Mechanical Engineer

Employed Since:2012

Hobbies:Flying


Rikki Swete - Senior Jet Boat Technician

Nick Name: Rikki-Bobby

Born:Timaru

Grew Up:Timaru

Background:Maintenance Engineer

Employed Since:2014

Hobbies:Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Jet Skiing, Snowboarding


James Grace - Maintenance Engineer

Nick Name: Radio Bandit

Born:South Africa

Grew Up:Whangarei

Background:Allison technician and heavy plant operator

Employed Since:December 2015

Hobbies:Going to the gym and snowboarding


Tom Spooner - Maintenance Engineer

Nick Name: Spooner

Born:Westport

Grew Up:Kaikoura

Background:Formerly a chef, engineer and many things in between

Employed Since:January 2016

Hobbies:Hunt, Fish, Board, Boat