Bec has moved to Picton from the Gold Coast in Australia to join the E-Ko crew. She has recently graduated from the University of Queensland where she achieved a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Zoology and Ecology. She has always dreamed of a career involving wildlife and conservation so the decision to apply for a job at E-Ko was E-zy. Bec will be splitting her time between the E-Ko Office and guiding on the water, so keep an eye out for her on both land and sea!
After having graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and living in various parts of Asia as a dive professional, Kiah moved to Christchurch in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the sights, people and wildlife New Zealand has to offer. Originally a South Aussie, she is now looking to advance her career here in NZ with a particular effort in conservation, with a main focus on the marine environment and its inhabitants.
Shavojn grew up in a small, outback town in Australia where the nearest ocean was 6 hours away. When she was 10 years old decided she wanted to be a Marine Biologist due to her fascination with dolphins and the ocean in general. She went on to complete a Marine Biology degree and an honours project focusing on bottlenose dolphin social structure. After university Shavojn worked in marine tourism in Australia, which eventually led her here to E-ko Tours!
Paul's enthusiasm and fun loving exterior belies his 22+ years’ experience at sea; a global career that spans Master of Super Yachts (www.yachtcaptain.co.nz ), marine engineer, professional diver, and deep sea fisherman. With 3,500+ dive hours spent underwater and decades of sea time on the ocean Paul is happy to tell stories about his adventures... and yes he knows the billionaires' holiday secrets!
Tristan is a marine zoologist with a vast array of wildlife knowledge and has extensive field research experience having participated in many conservation projects globally. His portfolio includes working for the MPI as a fisheries observer, turtle conservation in the Caribbean and the south pacific and whale shark and Angolan colobus monkey conservation in Kenya. He is a keen diver with commercial and recreational diving qualifications who is driven by a passion to explore and protect the delicate marine and terrestrial eco-systems of our planet, aspires to understand and conserve precious environments so that they may be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with boundless enthusiasm.
Jack is joining us this season from Christchurch where he has been working in New Zealand’s growing cruise ship industry. Before that he spent a number of years studying tourism and business management both at home and abroad. His hobbies include water polo (both playing and coaching), skiing, hunting and fishing. His family settled in the Marlborough region in the 1800s but until now, he has never lived in the area.
Nathalie is our multi-lingual EKOffice Manager.Following her Tourism Management Studies in England, Nathalie worked in Europe in the Tourism industry for over two decades and decided to travel the world to fall in Love with South Island. She is now settled in our beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds with her Kiwi husband. Nathalie comes from a professional sailing family and loves sharing her life experience and knowledge with the general public especially with the young ones.