Formal Qualifications: Bsc Honors Degree in Biology and Environmental Science.
Outdoor Qualifications and Experience: Over 10 years experience as a fully qualified white water river guide. Andy owned and operated the Queenstown River Surfing Company ‘Serious Fun River Surfing’ for a number of years before selling the business.
Working experience as Dive Master
Member of the following
- Mountain Safety Council
- Outdoor Instructor
- Active member of New Zealand Land Search And Rescue
Andy helped orchestrate a team for Magnus International Search and Rescue which search for 5 weeks for a lost tramper Liat Okin on the Routeburn. Was also part of the 4 man team under Dave Krahick that found Irina Yun on the Dart which the team received a National award presented in Parliament.
Both Andy and Shai’s greatest reward was helping during the Christchurch Earthquake Disaster as part of a private Search and Rescue Team helping find 284 foreign nationals reported missing.