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What is your role at The Urban Butler? How long have you been there, and what do you enjoy most about your job?
I’m the Founder and Director of The Urban Butler, and it’s been up and running for two months. My job allows me to meet so many new people, and I love the hustle.

Describe what 2017 means for you and The Urban Butler.
It means breaking free of the corporate shackles! Developing a business in an exciting new space that bridges the gap between property management and hospitality.

What do you love about Generator?
The sense of community, the social calendar, and friendly staff!!

What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I went to school with Christian Bale.

If you were stranded on a tropical island, what three things would you have and why?

  1. My music collection – I can’t live without tunes

  2. Fishing and diving gear – a guy’s gotta eat

  3. Sunscreen for my fair English skin

What’s your spirit animal?
Liger, it’s pretty much my favourite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed, bred for its skills in magic.

How would your best friend describe you?
100% loyal, always up for anything, doesn’t know when to say NO!!

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
We will rock you – Queen

Who would play you in the movie of your life and why?
Will Ferrell – life’s too short to be serious

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title would be?
‘Time to go home’




Finish this sentence: Every Human of Generator should be able to…
…be spontaneous and go on exciting adventures!

In one sentence what’s the best part of your job?
Being able to chat up a storm with anyone! There’s no trace of that stiff corporate culture, just friendly folk who are open and easy-going.

What’s song would get you dancing on the tables?
Miley’s Party in the USA or any throwback R&B hits – those are my jam!

What/where was your first job?
Part-time sales gal at Dotti.

How many coffees a day do you consume?
Proud to say just two! But I do make a million more for others 😉

Can you describe your life outside of work in three words?
Laughter, chats, and church!

Anything useful we should know about you?
I rewatch The Office at least once a year… it’s too good not to relive!


After the success of our first Resilience Training, we welcome back Umbrella who will be presenting…

Running on autopilot?

 Do you want to improve your mental focus and ability to recover from a busy or demanding schedule?

Come along to the session to find out about the benefits of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is a skill that helps to facilitate an improvement in our physical and mental well-being, performance and ability to recover from stress.

The session will include a short summary of how Mindfulness works and give you an experience of Mindfulness practice in action.



Tuesday 19th September – 8:30am – 9:15am.
The Square, Customs St

RSVP: [email protected]


According to chemistry, chocolate and wine is a 

Your two favourites in one night!

Join Black Ridge Wine and Bohemein Fresh Chocolates for an evening of wine and chocolate pairing.

Famous for being the world’s southernmost vineyard and winery, Black Ridge is a small boutique vineyard specialising in Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Breidecker. Black Ridge was also one of the first vine growers in the Central Otago region, planted in 1981.

Bohemein Chocolates are handcrafted locally – combining European chocolate craftsmanship with New Zealand’s beautiful fresh ingredients.

Thursday 7 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

The Lounge, Stanbeth House – Level 1, 22 – 28 Customs St East, Britomart.

RSVP: [email protected]