Jodi's the first NZ Trails person you'll probably speak to, if you call us with questions. Raised on a farm in Timaru, and graduating from Otago University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Jodi spent years guiding clients in the tough, sometimes dangerous world of overland African safaris. She has remarkable cache of hair-raising, and often funny, tales which come out from time to time, perhaps after two glasses of Otago Pinot! After her years in Africa, she worked for an adventure travel company in London, before returning home to Queenstown and getting involved in home-grown hiking and multisport tours of New Zealand, her backyard. She's spent just about her whole career in tourism - another 20 year veteran - and loves hiking, running and just about anything to do with the outdoors. She is a mine of information on everything fun there is to do in New Zealand - which is a lot! When she’s not out snowboarding or taking her dog Pipi for a run, she’d love to hear from you to chat about your New Zealand plans!