Meet the team

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

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Jenny Lacey

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Head Guide

Background: Jenny trained as an outdoor instructor on the West Coast of Ireland, taking people hiking, rock climbing and kayaking. She's lived in NZ for 9 years and has spent 4 summers on the Hollyford Track prior to working for Guided Walks NZ year round as a hiking and snow shoe guide.

What I Do When I’m Not Working: Jenny loves to go tramping! Or mountaineering, climbing, biking… I also love yoga, baking and sampling the fantastic wine we have in this region.

Sebastian Thomas

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Operations Manager/ Tumu

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.
Seb is technically minded, good with logistics and passionate about the natural world. He can turn his hands at most things whether it is maintenance, jet boat driving, problem solving or guiding you on the track. Hopefully you won't notice his input but you'll experience it somewhere on your journey regardless.

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

Rachael Woodhead

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Customer Services and Accounts Administrator

Background: Rachael works for both Guided Walks NZ and Hollyford Valley Walks. She's worked in Adventure tourism including being an ex Shotover Jet Boat Driver (very impressive Rachael)!

What I Do When I’m Not Working: She loves the outdoors - walking, biking or just playing team sports.

Fiona Bersani

My Job At NZ Snowshoe: Reservations / Ratoka Kiritaki

Background: Fiona comes from hospitality background including owning her own cafes and accommodation!

What I Do When I’m Not Working: In her downtime, she loves walking the dog, yoga, bike and ski along with more passive activities like movies and wine! She also runs an accommodation business in Queenstown – such a busy life!

Jenny Lacey Sebastian Thomas Rachael Woodhead Fiona Bersani