I joined the Total Sport whanau in July 2016 and haven’t looked back! Confucius said “choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” that is exactly how I feel every day. Seeing people enjoying the events we put on and the smiles of achievement as people cross the finish line gives me warm fuzzies. That’s what drives me to give my all to Total Sport. I am a passionate adventurer and I strive to live life to the fullest and to make the most of every day. My two main passions are cycle touring and adventure racing and when I am not working that’s how I chill out. I feel privileged to work for a company that aims to be Inspiring, Innovative, Inclusive, Sustainable, and to operate with Integrity at all times.
It’s a huge privilege to work with a company that isn’t slinging products or trying to get you to buy stuff you don’t need. Here at Total Sport we’re just about taking people to amazing locations for amazing experiences – and building a fabulous community around it. As an avid trail runner, tramper, and bird watcher, ours is a mission I stand behind 100%.
I have happy memories of accompanying my father on his daily possum trapline as a pre-schooler. I couldn’t last the distance back then, and at some point each day he would swing me up by the back of my bright orange parka and deposit me into his hunting pack to sleep the remaining few kms. Those early forays sparked an unbridled love for wild and beautiful places. My first seat on the Total Sport bus was (like yours!) as participant. For a short time I occupied the accountant’s chair, but it became increasingly difficult to keep me indoors and I now fill my days wandering happily around in the bush bearing the title of Course Manager. What gets me out of bed at 3am on event morning?
1. Today we will introduce people to an astonishing part of New Zealand.
2. Today we will support some people to do more than they thought they could.
3. Today we might make a difference. Maybe someone will gain confidence to challenge themselves in a different arena? Maybe someone will be inspired to defend our wild spaces?
One person in a thousand experiencing a positive shift is reason enough to get me out of bed.
Working with people who have the same passion for this stuff as I do, participants / workmates / suppliers and sponsors. I love creating a platform that encourages people to explore and discover their own potential with like minded people in stunning locations. It may sound a little cheesy but this is what makes this my dream job. On top of that there’s the course reccie’s, travel, and variety every week provides.