What do you do at TIA?
As Membership Coordinator, I am the first point of contact for membership-related enquiries and requests. I also ensure our membership processes are streamlined, maintain data integrity within our IT systems and provide general support for the wider Membership and Advocacy Team and our wonderful Tourism Sustainability Commitment programme.
What's your career background?
My previous roles have included working for an inbound travel operator, a travel software company and I stepped away from tourism for a public sector role before returning to my tourism roots at TIA.
What do you do for fun?
Fun these days mostly revolves around small person appropriate activities; we mostly go for bike rides on our local cycle trails and bush and beach walks. Limited but dedicated 'me time' includes planting and maintaining our native garden, going to Qigong class and running my local 5km Park Run at 8am on Saturday morning!
What's one thing every visitor to New Zealand should do?
There is so much to see and do in Taranaki and the mountain is spectacular. Pukekura Park, particularly when the Festival of Lights is on, walking or biking the Coastal Walkway, doing a day walk at Mt Taranaki and a sunset climb up Paritutu Rock are must dos. Also, in my opinion, Fitzroy is home to the best mince and cheese pie in the country!