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Our People

Ko Manaaki Hauora mātou, mo ngā tāngata turoro
Mai ngā maunga, ki te papa e takoto nei
Tae rawa ki ngā wai kaukau o te motu.
Kei reira mātou ki te tiaki I te menenga.

Ko Peak Safety mātou

We care for the wellbeing of the people who need aid
From the mountains to the valleys
To the waterways throughout the land
We are there to help the many
We are Peak Safety

Mark “Budgie” Woods

What do you do at Peak?

I am a director here at Peak Safety. This means I facilitate connections with our tribe, both outward to our remarkable clients, and inward with our extraordinary staff.

What do you do when you are not at work?

My passion is gravity. I love to ski and mountain bike.

Where have you come from?

I am from a background of ski patrol management and crayfishing.

Henry Worsp

What do you do at Peak?

What I’m told for the most part, although I like to break out of my boundaries from time to time.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Historically adventures involving family, friends and community but as the years go by I find myself pottering in the garden more and more.

Where have you come from?

My parents. Rotorua born and bred but have lived in Canterbury, Nelson and Ruapehu.

Nick Morrison

What do you do at Peak?

I am El Director, a First Aid Instructor and a Medic. I like finding solutions to things.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Hmmm… that’s a very good question… Gardening! I like thinking… I like sitting and thinking… and playing around in water.

Where have you come from?

I come from an Adventure Tourism background, Guiding, Ski Patrol. I'm also a director of rankers.co.nz and Sunrise Motorhomes.

Russell Hodgson

What do you do at Peak?

Training for Heights Safety, GWO and some First Aid.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Love my family. MTBing, Skiing, Canyoning and general outdoor goodness

Where have you come from?

Born and bred Kiwi - Born in Morrinsville but most of my ‘growing up’ was around Te Awamutu.

Kris O’Driscoll

What do you do at Peak?

Operations Manager

What do you do when you are not at work?

DIY around the house, mountain bike, sometimes refinish furniture but mostly hang with the husband, daughter, and doggos.

Where have you come from?

Originally Germany, then the USA, but have called Rotorua home for ages as.

Sebastian “Seabass” Howard

What do you do at Peak?

A bunch of teaching, a stack of medicing and a whole lot of helping our crew with a whole lot of other stuff.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Usually I’ll be found out on the bike, out in the waves or in the kitchen.

Where have you come from?

Trained as an ambo on the West Island of Aotearoa in a little place called Sydney. Now I call Wellington home.

Danielle Goodman

Danielle Goodman
What do you do at Peak?

I am the Course Coordinator.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I love a bit of travel and spending time with family.

Where have you come from?

Rotorua, born and bred.

Felicity Roil

What do you do at Peak?

I am the Training Administrator for Peak Safety.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I love being outdoors whether that be mountain biking in the Whakarewarewa forest, running trails around the Rotorua Lakes or heading off on camping adventures across Aotearoa with my whānau.

Where have you come from?

I spent my early years growing up on the wild West Coast of the South Island – where my love for the outdoors began. I started my career in Outdoor Recreation/Tourism before moving into a number of roles in the banking and Tourism Industries.

Alex Barr

Alex Barr
What do you do at Peak?

I am the Academic Administrator for Peak Safety, and look after our PTE requirements and First Aid Training courses.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I spend heaps of time on my Mountain bike with my family.
I love cruising around the forest with my daughter and dog picking blackberries in the summer time and finding cool playing grounds to play in.

Where have you come from?

Not far, I grew up in Putaruru but spent a few years in chilly Christchurch. I have lived in Rotorua for 10 years now and love it here.

Lana Huxford

Lana Huxford
What do you do at Peak?

I am the Events Operations Coordinator. Organising with our clients and medics for events, film and TV projects across the country.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I love to read, listen to podcasts, garden, sew and hang with my family. My family of 5 love to go for walks and go on adventures together. I like to keep busy and learn new skills each year.

Where have you come from?

Originally from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), but Hubby and I have called Rotorua our home for the better part of a decade now.

Charlie Lester-Rosson

Charlie Lester-Rosson
What do you do at Peak?

I medic and teach at Peak :))

What do you do when you are not at work?

When I’m not at work I’m usually out on adventure or riding my bike! Big fan of all things adrenaline.

Where have you come from?

I’m from Palmy North but grew up in Taupo. I’ve called Roto home for 7 years now. I have a background as a bike patroller and volly firey.

Scott Culpan

Scott Culpan
What do you do at Peak?

Contract as an OFA instructor and Event Medic. I fit this around working as Training Manager for an Adventure Caving company and assessing for Skills Active Aotearoa.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Get outdoors with the family, help my kids develop a love for adventure. Coach basketball and hockey

Where have you come from?

Ruapehu is my mountain, Waikato is my river. If my wife and kids are with me, anywhere can be home.

Wayne Darlington

Wayne Darlington
What do you do at Peak?

Heights & rescue training - that’s typically my specialty. First Aid teaching with the occasional medic mahi is also a fun gig.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Mountain biking is a fav - watching my kids playing sport of which there is much! Hanging with good people - much learning and laughter here. Canyoning is part of my other job I love and getting out there when possible...

Where have you come from?

Ko Pirongia te Maunga, Tainui te Waka, Waipapa te Marae, Ngati Hikairo te Iwi ki Kawhia Moana, Kawhia Kai, Kawhia Tangata
E noho ana au ki Kirikiriroa.

I live in Hamilton and have spent a couple of decades in the Adventure Tourism Industry - Caving & Canyoning and associated sports & continue to play in these areas, but more moments these days with my Tamariki exploring life! Awesome!

Kia tau te Rangimarie ki a koutou katoa

Our amazing on-call medics out and about at an event near you:

Amy Fitzgerald, Andrew “Cheese” Charlesworth, Andy Windle, Angus Angiolella, Anna Crafar, Blair Watson, Brad Carpenter, Cait Disberry, Cait Hall, Charlie Lester-Rosson, Christy Hammond, Daniel Jensen, Darryl Jones, Helen Leong, Jack "JJ" Niles, Jack Robinson, Jamie Garrod, Michelle Robinson, Mike Robertson, Nick "Taz" Davies, Niwa Faulkner, Paul Connor, Perryn Lyford, Rita Davidis, Rob “Goblin” McBrearty, Russell Garlick, Sophia Blatchford, Tiffany Fernyhough, Tom Harrison, Wayne Williams, Zoe Gilmer.