I am from the Chicago suburbs but feel just as much Kiwi as American with my Dad being from New Zealand and my Mom growing up near Chicago. I was very fortunate to have my Dad working for Southern World because we got to travel as a family to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji fairly often. Once I graduated from college I decided to take my travel experiences to the next level and live in New Zealand and travel around for about 9 months including some time in Australia.
When I am not working, you can usually find me out running. I ran cross country and track at Illinois State University and am still running competitively. My favorite thing to do while I am in New Zealand and Australia is to enjoy the beautiful scenery with a nice run and then fill up with Fish and Chips afterwards!