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 10yrs, 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 up the mountains in both seasons. Protip: Beer is the international currency of the world!
Chris has been in and out of our lives since the inception of Absoloot back in 2010, teasing us almost every year with a drop-in or 2, moonlighting as a housekeeper and general rad individual. That started to get tiresome after the 4th time – we don’t like goodbyes – so we figured we’d better hire him to keep him around a little more consistently! Chris loves Queenstown as much (if not more) than the rest of the team, and he’s also probably the most well-traveled of us as well, so we figure he probably knows what he’s talking about…
Lucy forms 1 half of 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 4 years, whilst she’s been in Queenstown for approximately 6 year. 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!
Sara is the freshest member of the mob, joining us on the reception team in December 2017 after enjoying the finer life as a Queenstown bum for a few months prior. This means that whilst she might be the most impressionable of the bunch, Sara’s also had the benefit of actually being a tourist in New Zealand, so she’s well versed in the what, why, and how of the things to do. And if you invite her out for a quiet evening bevy, just don’t challenge her to a drinking game – the Irish aren’t to be messed with!