Meet the team
Co-owner, Managing Director
Kia ora! I started life in England but after some extensive travel I found New Zealand and made it home. The New Zealand way of life; jandals, beaches, rugby and hot summer’s made it an easy decision, now I'm kiwi as!
Backpacking was a way a life for me for many years. I spent 2 years travelling Australia extensively as well as both coasts of Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia & Borneo, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Dubai, most of Western Europe and of course New Zealand.
Bunk was created as a way of sharing all those years knowledge of backpacking and helping others on their journey. I hope you find our website an awesome resource which hopefully saves you some dollars along the way. Our goal is that you have more money for all the great things you want to do on your travels.
Co-owner, Business Support Manager
I have always had a business orientated mind. I studied Business & Marketing at University in the UK and then went on to become a manager within the leisure and tourism industry. I quickly learned about the “behind the scenes” within business, but it became apparent early on in my career that customer service was my true passion. After 4 years on the management ladder, I decided to jump on a plane and see what all the backpacking fuss was all about; a risk that has become invaluable in all my aspects of business and life.
My travelling extended to most of Europe, Philippines, Malaysia, UAE, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand. I have South America in my sights as the next place to explore.
Travelling has given me great opportunities to meet new like-mined people and relax from the everyday rush of the British life.
Creating Bunk has been built on passion to help all backpackers travelling to New Zealand gain all the knowledge and vital “must knows” before arriving and while travelling. I believe in creating value for money for backpackers as I know first-hand how important it is to save money and make your savings go further. We endeavour to make Bunk a vital part of backpacking life in New Zealand, adapting and changing to meet your demands.
Marketing & Sales
Traveling and living abroad has always been a big part of my life. I’ve been to almost the whole of Europe, Brazil, United States, Canada and New Zealand so far. More to come…
After trying to have a “normal” and very busy work life as an Interior Architect in Europe, I decided to try something new and travelled all the way to the other end of the world. I fell in love with New Zealand straight away: the people, the beautiful nature, rugby and the easy going lifestyle.
The opportunity arose to use my design background and backpacking experience to refresh the existing branding of Bunk coinciding with the new website design and become part of the Bunk team.
Technical Support/Website Stuff
Jeff is a native Kiwi, born and raised in Auckland. After leaving the nest he decided to spread his wings and visit far-away lands like many young Kiwi's before him. This experience quickly became habit forming and for many years he was afflicted with the “travel bug”, although today he is happy to call New Zealand home.
Jeff has played a big role in getting our new website off the ground and when he's not contemplating the meaning of life you’ll probably find him behind a laptop screen, trying to “optimize things”.