Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Leadership (Bush, Sea kayaking & Rockclimbing), Diploma in Outdoor Leadership, Mountain Safety Council-Bush II Award, PADI Dive Master, Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Certificate in Managing safety, Pre Hospital Emergency Care, Sports Medic Award, Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Responder, NZ Resuscitation Council Emergency Care Instructor-Level 2
Mark has a vast range of experience in the outdoor industry. Australian born, Mark comes from a military background serving in the Royal Australian Navy as a clearance diver and now works as an Outdoor Educator gaining university qualifications in outdoor recreation leadership, tertiary teaching and pre hospital emergency care.
Mark has specialised in the disciplines of bushcraft, rock climbing and sea kayaking with some of his personal accolades including abseiling from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and kayaking to Great Barrier Island.
Mark is actively involved in working with New Zealand youth through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, YSAR and Project K programmes, involving education and practical experience of New Zealand’s outdoors as well as corporate activities such as abseiling from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and delivering Tertiary ‘team building workshops’.
Mark aspires to connect with his clients regardless of age to allow them to appreciate the beauty and wonders that the outdoors can provide in terms of personal development and growth, and draws upon his experiences from months of living in the Australian deserts and New Zealand wilderness.
Lisa, while a Physiotherapist by profession is involved with the marketing and administration component of Peak Performance Solutions Ltd. With a Masters degree and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation post-grad qualifications, Lisa is an integral part of the teaching team writing and critiquing the course material. Lisa has worked for 12 years as a University lecturer delivering Applied Anatomy, Human Movement, Exercise Prescription, Personal Training and Sports Injury papers to Diploma, Degree and Masters students. She also holds International Instructor Qualifications in Anthropometry. She is currently consulting for Exercise Research Australia.
Lisa has grown up spending much of her life in the outdoors, camping, tramping and partaking in many sporting ventures. She has also paddled to Great Barrier Island and has completed the London and New York Marathons.
Dingo our lead instructor, has a vast range of experience in the outdoor industry. Believed to have been born in a cave in the Australian outback and raised by his aboriginal tribe while on walkabout, Dingo has brought a vast array of knowledge and experience with him to the land of the long white cloud. Students often seek for Dingo to be in attendance at camps and tramping events and is a real MacGyver of the bush.
Sarah has been with the Peak Performance Team since 2007 and our lead female instructor. Sarah has completed her Bachelor in Sport & Recreation at AUT and has previously studied Outdoor Education at both Southern Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. She also holds Sports Medicine New Zealand Sports Medic Award and has specialised in Exercise Science.