ABOUT US

POSSIBLE IS EVERYTHING.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Amy Sutherland

Managing Director

Outdoor Recreation Single Pitch Rock Climbing    Level 5
Outdoor Recreation Bush Walking Level 3

First Aid Trainer

Amy is our amazing Manager. With her ability to make the impossible happen, she helps keep everything and everybody going in the right direction.

Every now and then a group will be fortunate and have her instructing them out in the field, where Amy has a fantastic energy and an ability to get people to push well past their limit.

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Will Impelmans

Industrial Coordinator

NZOIA Bush 1
L5 Rock (Skills Active)

Industrial Rope Access and Fall Arrest Systems
Ropes That Rescue – Team Rescue Skills

Our industrial coordinator, Will, is the leading force behind our industrial training. With a huge amount of knowledge and lots of time spent working on ropes he loves to share his skills and passion with groups. Will is always looking to make each course just right for the client, making their job easier and safer.

When he isn’t teaching you can often find Will out rock climbing, hunting, or mountain biking.

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Dave Fenton

Senior Outdoor Instructor

NZOIA Rock 1
NZOIA Bush 1
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Dave is a fun, engaging and energetic instructor who works in all branches of the company. He is one of the most experienced members of our team who can tailor his teaching to any audience.

A keen kayaker, rock climber and alpinist, Dave has dedicated a huge amount of his personal time to building his expertise in these areas. As a volunteer member of Land Search and Rescue these skills have been called on many times.

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Mysie McTaggart

Senior Outdoor Instructor

NZOIA Rock 1 
NZOIA Bush 1

All the way from an Island in Scotland, Mysie has made New Zealand her home and we are very glad she has. With passion and enthusiasm and a seemingly endless supply of energy Mysie adds this to any group she instructs, here at Adventure Southland, or out on a camp.

An early morning wake-up call might be in store if you’re on a camp with Mysie, as she sometimes brings her bagpipes.

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Justine Guillemenot

Outdoor Instructor

Bachelor Degree Leading, Management and Organisation of Outdoor Activities and Tourism
Diploma in Sport and Social Coaching
Leaders Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Justine has international experience in the outdoor education sector. This began during her years of further education in France, was continued in Australia where she worked before accepting a Consultant contract in Hong Kong and finally coming and working with Adventure Southland from 2016.

Her passion for learning overflows onto those around her, making her a stand-out educator for Ropes Course sessions, school camps, holiday programmes and more.

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Nick Edwards

Outdoor Instructor

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
Outdoor Instruction and Management (L6 Diploma)

Part of our instruction team, Nick is full of energy and always looking for adventure. When he isn’t playing football or up in the mountains, Nick can be found at Adventure Southland or out on a camp. No matter the activity he will share his passion for adventure and the outdoors.

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Robert Pownceby

Outdoor Instructor

Bush Leader
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
Outdoor Instruction and Management (L6 Diploma)

Robert has a real talent for making camps amazing. His charisma, skill, and passion for the outdoors  make him a real asset to our instruction team.

If you’re on camp with Robert, be sure to keep an ear out for one of his infamous “Dad” jokes.

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Bailey Allen

Apprentice Outdoor Instructor

The latest addition to our team, Bailey began his time with us in 2018 as a Gateway student through his high school. His passion for the outdoors and excellent rapport with our clients saw him join our team full time as an apprentice.

Bailey is at home in the water and can often be found with his surfboard at Colac Bay, or behind the boat on Lake Wanaka.

 

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Kristin Fenton

Administrator/Graphic Designer

Bachelor of Applied Media Arts (Visual Media)

More of a inside person, Kristin can usually be found chasing up paperwork or creating some sweet promotional material. Her background in graphic design, and an eye for detail, mean that she keeps everything running smoothly and looking great.

On occasion, she’s tricked into heading into the wilderness with Dave and their two boys. Lake Hawea is a favourite camping spot.