Team Leader & Horticulturalist
Favourite tree :Magnolia macrophylla (Bigleaf Magnolia)
Favourite space :The look out at the top of Cabin Park
I am originally from Gisborne (Whangara). I studied Horticulture to create my own flower farm but then I got asked to work here and the rest is history.
I was the Horticulturist to start with and managed the propagation shed.
I love the diversity of species in the Arboretum. My son Tyke also helps us out around the buildings with our “tech” side of things.