Shaun is the head-honcho, the big-cheese, all-that and a bag of potato chips (or so he tells us). He’s been in Queenstown for approximately 7yrs, with no intention of re-joining the real world anytime soon. With a wealth of knowledge about Queenstown, in particular the mountainbiking and snowboarding side of things, he’s got all the info you require – and doesn’t mind taking people on a lesson or 2 of the mountains in both seasons (time permitting of course!)
He broke all our hearts when he departed the Absoloot crew almost 2 years ago, but now the man is back! He was there during the birth of Absoloot back in 2010, starting as Housekeeper, then receptionist, reception manager and now he’s the ‘other’ Hostel commander-in-chief! Ruling with an iron fist and are charming smile, he is our resident good-times expert! And after many years of sampling what Queenstown has to offer, he knows the nooks and crannies of the area like the back of his supple, moisturised hand.
Lucy is the feminine perspective here at AVA, keeping the boys honest and in-check. She’s our senior Reception Manager and has been with us for 2 years, whilst she’s been in Queenstown for approximately 4yrs. With a few seasons working at one of the ski-resorts under her belt, she’d school you up on the slopes if you could keep up. Lucy also happens to be an expert on the local night-life, so if a giving yourself a potential hangover is your scene, look no further!
Mark may still be our freshest daisy, but he’s been on the team for over a year and in Queenstown for about 3, so he’s by no means green anymore. Snowboard extraordinaire, Captain good-times, Boy-Band – all of these terms have been used to describe the myth and the legend himself. Just don’t listen to his advice on anything related to bungy-jumping, canyon-swinging or skydiving – he’s afraid of heights and his opinion can’t be trusted! If it’s anything else ground or water-based he’s your man!