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 8yrs, 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 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 3 years, whilst she’s been in Queenstown for approximately 5yrs. 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!
Jamie is the freshest member of the squad, having just started with us in Winter 2015. Don’t think that means he’s fresh to the area though! Jamie has been in town for 6 years – in fact, if you’ve been in Queenstown before, he probably served you a drink or 2 as the head-honcho of Boiler Room for 3 years – so he’s well versed on Queenstown and New Zealand in general. Jamie has a wealth of local knowledge up his sleeve, so don’t be afraid to ask for an inside tip or 2. Just be weary of joining him for a drink – he is Scottish after all!