Qualifications

  • Advanced Cert. Leadership & Guiding, Tai Poutini Polytechnic 2000
  • Diploma Ski Patrol, Tai Poutini Polytechnic 1995
  • Cert Outdoor Recreation, Tai Poutini Polytechnic 1994
  • NZ Qualified Senior 4/5 Riverguide SFRITO
  • NZRA Assessor Unit Standard 4098 SFRITO (Rafting assessor)
  • Swiss Qualified Tripleader Swiss Outdoor Association
  • Swiss Qualified Canyoning Guide level 2/Tripleader Swiss Outdoor Association
  • Swiss Qualified River Guide level 2/Tripleader Swiss Outdoor Association
  • NZ Day Skipper NZ Coastguard Federation
  • Swift Water Technician, Rescue 3 International
 

Professional Employment

  • Established Makingtrax 2012
  • Outdoor Interlaken 2008/2010
    www.outdoor-interlaken.ch
    River Guide/Canyon Guide/Trip Leader Switzerland
  • Water By Nature 2008/2010
    www.waterbynature.com
    River Guide/Kayak Guide/Expedition Leader for multi-day self supported river expeditions
    Atlas Mountains Morocco. Zambezi River Zambia
  • Omega Tours 2003/2008
    www.omegatours.info
    River Guide/Trip Leader/Expedition Leader/Operations Manager Honduras
  • Eco Rafting Heli Rafting Experts 2004/2008
    www.ecorafting.co.nz
    River Guide/Expedition Leader/Operations Manager - West Coast New Zealand
  • River Valley 2007
    www.rivervalley.co.nz
    River Guide/Trip Leader. North Island, New Zealand
  • Wedge Rafting 2006
    www.wedgerafting.com
    River Guide/Trip Leader - Whistler Canada
  • Raging Thunder 2005
    www.ragingthunder.com.au
    River Guide - Australia
  • Swiss Adventures 2002/2004
    www.teamevents.ch
    River Guide/Climbing Instructor/Commercial Team Events/Sailing Guide - Switzerland
  • Ultimate Descents New Zealand 1998/2002
    www.rivers.co.nz
    River Guide/Trip Leader/Kayak Guide - South Island New Zealand
  • Temple Basin Ski Area 2000/2001
    www.templebasin.co.nz
    Head Ski Patrol/Snow Safety Officer - South Island New Zealand
  • Mt Potts Cat & Heli 1999
    www.helipark.co.nz
    Ski Patrol/Snow Safety Officer - South Island, New Zealand
 

Expeditions

  • La Mosquitia, Rio Platano U.N. Biosphere Reserve, Honduras. 2004 18 days via, 4x4, Muel, Raft, Dugout canoe, Bush hopper plane. Total self supported expedition through La Mosquitia, Largest wilderness area in Central America. Guide of 12 Clients.
  • Rio Sambo, Darien Gap, Panama. 2005
    Wilderness expedition, two months via fishing boat, dugout canoe. Hostile jungle expedition solo.
  • Mongol Rally. London to via Mongolia and back, 26,000km. 2015
    2 months in 998cc vehicles.
    From London through Eurasia to Mongolia & returned via Russia.
    www.traxchallenge.co.nz
 

Jezza's Last Season on the Zambezi & Paragliding as a Tetraplegic