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All unique individuals who call this part of the world 'home'

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Shaun Guyton

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Lead Guide

Background: Shaun is a year round team member of our guiding team. He is a representative of many of our guides as having strong roots to the local area and a 'Kiwi' with an international past. Born in Queenstown and raised in the McKenzie Country, Shaun has worked as a mountain guide, teacher and public sector manager.

What I Do When I’m Not Working: When Shaun is not guiding, he enjoys kite-boarding in summer, ski touring in winter and building vintage skis in his workshop.

Jenny Lacey

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Guide

Background: Jenny first arrived in New Zealand in 2007 and loved the outdoor lifestyle of the South island and has been in Queenstown for the last four years. With previous careers ranging from graphic designer, to bookbinder, to lodge host, to cook. She is a trained kayak and rock climbing guide, an experienced hiking guide, plus also guides on wine tours locally.

What I Do When I’m Not Working: If you can’t find Jenny, look for her in the mountains – tramping, climbing, mountaineering or skiing. On a quieter day you might find her doing yoga, baking, or working in her allotment.

Sebastian Thomas

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Operations Supervisor

Background: Born in Wales Seb has travelled far and wide but has decided to call New Zealand home since 2013. Having been a guide for over 10 years he has experience as a raft guide, canoe expedition leader and mountaineer to name just a few. His schooling and work in conservation has set him up to tell you all about the beautiful landscape of New Zealand.

What I Do When I’m Not Working: When not at work guiding or scheming in the office Seb loves nothing more than a good adventure! Out in all conditions, he can be found bikepacking, tramping, ski touring or just tinkering with his 70’s Bedford van on the driveway

Shaun Guyton Jenny Lacey Sebastian Thomas

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