Hi! My name is Alex and I am from Wellington, New Zealand. I studied at Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru and studied Outdoor Education. I have lived in Te Anau in New Zealand for roughly a year and a half and have spent a lot of time taking people out kayaking in Milford and Doubtful Sound as a Sea Kayak Guide for Go Orange.
How many years have you worked at CCB?: This will be my first season. Super excited!
What is your must bring item to CCB?: My enthusiasm and my hat collection
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: I love kayaking not only for work but also in my spare time. I also enjoy twirling around my fire staff and although I am outdoorsie, I am also a big movie fanatic.
What are you famous for?: My positive attitude, my sayings and the name I go by for Go Orange. Everyone there calls me Jeff because in my first year of my course, I lived with Jimmy, Jamie, Jayden and Jack so they decided I needed a J name. It just seemed to stick and I've had a lot of people in the Outdoor Industry know me as Jeff. So Jeff or Alex, doesn't bother me which one :)
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: Getting an opportunity to work for CCB!
What are you most looking forward to about CCB?: Getting the chance to get younger people enthused about the thing I love doing, kayaking!
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: I want to get younger people involved and excited about kayaking and I want everyone to be smiling after their experience kayaking. Plus getting them doing all the fun activities with me. And if people start saying the sayings I always say, then bonus!
What is your favorite quote?: I have 2: 1) You know what's not lame?...safety 2) Team work makes the dream work